Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Pancakes

the ladybug said LL's pancakes looked like a smiley he added the smile. sunday fun at denny's.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fun on a Friday

The Davish One : I found out some guy is following me on twitter, and so I looked at his stuff
and he wrote this: Alexander led 40K men, over 20K miles in 11 yrs to be what he was. What r u willing to do? Be lazy? Or be Great? You can't be both.
Which has managed to put me in a tail spin for the last 20 minutes
butterfly : whoa.
i pick lazy
The Davish One : HA!
butterfly : greatness can be in my mind
The Davish One : It's hard being up here
away from ya'll
butterfly : come down and play *the davish one*
(about 2 minutes later when i realized that he is actually in philly right now)
butterfly : funny thing is that i thought you were speaking in the figurative sense
then i realized you were being literal
wow, i really made myself laugh there
The Davish One : HAHAHAHA!!! Nice One *butterfly*!

Tim Burton's - Alice In Wonderland

9 High Resolution Photos/Concept Art From Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

wow, is anyone as excited about this movie coming out as me???? :) :)

The Controvercy of MJ

this is probably going to open up a can of worms, but it's a reality. i have heard MANY mixed emotions surrounding the death of michael jackson. including myself.

most of what you're hearing is shock, sadness, the death of such a huge icon for my generation. i mean, he truly was OUR elvis, OUR beatles. granted, he was neither of the 2, but he was that big to us. and i say WAS because since his legal and morality troubles started, people did see him differently.

all of that aside, you can't argue with his talent as an artist. he brought something that no one was ever able to bring. he was truly THE crossover musician. if it wasn't for him, there would not be many of the artists out there today. seriously. my parent's generation and honestly anyone even 5-10 years older than me does not understand our feelings. they went through the death of elvis... i was too young when elvis died to feel that impact. i feel it now, but not when it actually happened. i remember when i first got the cassette tape "bad" in 1987. i was 11. my mom bought it for me. i remember wearing it out in the cassette player. i remember watching "thriller" and thinking it was soooooooo scary, but i also thought it was AWESOME. (now that i look back, that might have been the start of my zombie obsession. ha!) michael jackson's music had a huge impact on my childhood and my growing up.

he was always eccentric, but that's ok. who isn't now-a-days.

now, for the can of worms. even my own boyfriend who is my age is not at all saddened by this news. it doesn't impact him in any way. he grew up with it just like i did. but in his eyes "God don't like ugly". and yes, he is right. if the allegations were true, and only MJ and God know the real truth, then i absolutely agree. he was not found guilty of the charges. but i also have no tolerance for child molesters. and if is what he truly was, then yes, God knows that. and that is between him and God.

but i don't know for sure. i can't accuse when it all very well could have been one idea that tumbled into a full on lie because one person thought they could benefit from the money that they would receive and other people decided to hop on the train. i just don't know. i don't know the guy personally and honestly when you are in the spotlight that much, you don't know what to believe.

all i know is the impact that his music had on me and that it STILL has on me. i hear his songs and i reminisce. and i sing and i remember days of my childhood. i remember mtv when they actually played videos. they are good memories. and i can't ever deny his talent as an artist.

it's very sobering and i feel somber. i hope that people will remember his legacy and his music and not the accusations and the legal troubles that were brought to light. that's between him and God as i said before. all i know is that we truly have lost OUR superstar.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


good lord i am still speechless. michael jackson was such a HUGE part of my adolesence growing up. i still listen to my greatest hits album i have of his a couple of times a year. good flashbacks there. for our generation, this is such a huge loss. i mean, yah, the guy got pretty creepy and weird in the past...well...many years. but regardless, he was the king of pop and no one could touch his talent for our generation. he opened so many doors. 50 years old. such a horrible loss.

i had way many favorites by michael jackson...but if i had to pick one, this is the first that came to mind.

you will be missed, michael.

Interactive Post

ok so my fabulous friend, the davish one and i have been having a conversation and i was disturbed to find out that a close friend believed this article to be true. i would like to know from my readers out there if they find this true as well or if they thought it was as bizarre as i did :

The Davish One : Okay *name withheld* and I are hammering it out over this article. She says it's totally correct.
butterfly :oh god. dont get me and *name withheld* mad at each other
let me look
The Davish One : not trying to start drama.
butterfly : lol
The Davish One : you agree?
butterfly : um
The Davish One : is your body image better than this
please tell me it is
butterfly : i think this is overexagerated
i mean yes, there are things about myself i am not too crazy about, but this is WAY far fetched
The Davish One : okay, for that... listen to *name withheld*'s first response:
*name withheld*: good article. and absolutely correct i see a chubby midget with four chins and a big nose when i look in the mirror. ;)
butterfly : surely she is kidding
The Davish One : um, no
I thought so too
but no
butterfly : uh
i don't know what to say
The Davish One : and the big nose is a body image from her mother
yeah me neither!!!
(apparenly *mother* asked if *name withheld* wanted a nose job for her 18th bday)
Now I understand why she never believes me
butterfly : jesus christ
The Davish One : when I tell her she's pretty
And I thought not trying to sleep with her would give me street cred
she said, some.... but not much
well, thank god you're more balanced....
but I bet if you showed this article to *another name withheld* she'd agree with it
butterfly : jesus. i've never in my life....
i mean i know i am overweight and i'm not where i want to be, but i think i'm relatively an attractive person. there are things about myself that i'm not too excited about, but nothing that DISGUSTES me.
i can't even say anything.
The Davish One : THANK YOU!!!!
I knew that women's (and perhaps mens) self image was distorted
butterfly : they really need some therapy on self worth i think
The Davish One : like most women see themselves wider than they are, which is why anorexia is an issue
butterfly : good lord
The Davish One : Seriously!
There's a lot to be said for Self Love
butterfly : i agree
and that HAS to start on the inside
The Davish One : And then there's that
butterfly : otherwise your outside version of yourself will never be correct
good lord. i am very disturbed by all that.
The Davish One : You are truly happy with yourself and it shows. You shine from the inside, and I LOVE IT, *butterfly*!!!
butterfly : aw thanks *the davish one*
The Davish One : I'm getting there on myself....
And it's getting better
butterfly : good!!!
The Davish One : and people respond differently
There are parts of me I love
and parts of me I (used to hate) now just want to better
butterfly : it's amazing how the self worth will shine through and people can see it
The Davish One : People see more of what we project that of what we are.... interesting isn't it
It's not what is actually there
but what we project that is there
I think about this and the nature of the universe a lot....
butterfly : no wonder your brain is full
The Davish One : I'm trying to see the Universe as it truly is... not the constructs we project....
butterfly : metaphysics
The Davish One : And yeah, it makes my brain full, and causes me to 'hurt' other peoples brains. :D
butterfly : hehehe
The Davish One : yep meta physics
butterfly : that's why i love "what the bleep do we know?"
The Davish One : WOO HOO!!! Me Too! And I do all the time
butterfly : it's all about one's perceptions
The Davish One : smoke breaks can be lots of fun in my head
Yeah, and then I start working magic, making my own reality...
butterfly : i love you the davish one
The Davish One : For example, I have the ability to control traffic lights, and have proven this to many a person, including my mom
butterfly : and i love that you make my brain hurt
The Davish One : LOVE YOU TOO!!!!
Hahahaha, the pain means it's growing. and that's a good thing
butterfly : no pain no gain. gotcha.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun With crack monkey

crack monkey: hey, where do you get your shin guards for soccer?
butterfly : soccer city
you can also get them at academy or sports authority
crack monkey : got another softball to the shin, in the exact same place.
butterfly : uh
need shin guards :)
crack monkey : but softball shin guards are stupid huge
butterfly : yah just get soccer ones you should be fine
crack monkey : will you come with me? am a total retard when it comes to soccer stuff. might end up wearing it on my head.
butterfly : oh dear. haha yes.
you are supposed to be italian - soccer is in your blood
crack monkey : hay! i resemble that remark. ;)
butterfly : lol!

Yogi Tea - Chai Rooibos

my new favorite tea : Yogi - Chai Redbush (Rooibos).
mmm it's fantastic. i do 1/2 hot water and mix with 1/2 hot milk for my own personal chai rooibus latte. add a little splenda, and whalla - PERFECTION.
and the biggest bonus - it's organic and naturally caffeine free.
me and LL spent 2 hours in central market the other day. i would LIVE there if i could.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Quick Update

i have been a horrible blogger lately. and for that i apologize.

i'm still here and i TRY to catch up on my blogger friends, but lately i have been so incredibly out of the loop.

work has been absolutely insane. you know with all the rumors of the mortgage business being in such turmoil and no one is buying houses or refinances, i call BS! we are busier than we have EVER been in the 2 years that i have been here. we can't keep our head above water. i'm trying to balance work and home as well as i can, but it's getting very difficult. i am beyond burnt out. i need a vacation bad. LL and i are trying to find a good time in august or september to take a week stint out to gulf shores, al and come back through new orleans on the way back. i sure hope we can make that happen. in the meantime, crack monkey and i are taking the ladybug down to austin and new braunfels the weekend of july 10th where we will be staying HERE. AAAAH, can't WAIT!

i just moved 2 weeks ago. that was insanity. all the packing, the moving, the unpacking. and i still have quite a bit of unpacking to do, but i'm getting there. we love the new place. it was $270 cheaper than what we were paying and it's about 100 sq ft bigger. that was a no brainer. lots of trees, quaint little neighborhood. i love it.

LL and i are doing great. he's just got back from a month long tour in europe and is about to go back mid july for another 3 weeks. things are busy busy busy in all aspects of my life right now. i can't wait to take a day just to lay on the couch. i don't foresee that happening for quite some time though, so for now, i have my sights set on my weekend venture south on 35.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Comes The Dawn

i was reading a friend's blog a bit ago and was feeling and hurting for what she seems to be going through right now. it made me think of 1 of my 2 favorite poems. i read this often to give me strength.

"Comes the Dawn"
Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn...
With every goodbye you learn.

You Know It's Summer Vacation When...

....your daughter will NOT stop calling you on the very first day of summer break every couple of hours. same.exact.conversation...only slight differences...

me : "hey baby"
ladybug : "hi..." all sigh-ish and slumpy-like
me : "whatcha doin?"
ladybug : "nothing... i'm bored."

for the love of god, please don't let this happen all summer long. :P

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It Must Be Lunch Time

ivycurlz : hello

my name is hungry montoya, you ate my father prepare to die