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Rosie’s Ransom: Happy Birthday, @Stefter!

You’re 21!!!! … Right?!

*taps mic* Is this thing on? *hears feedback* Yep, still workin’!

Guess what, you guys?!  A little birdie told me its someone special’s birthday!  Guess whooooo….. *looks up at post title*  Oh… LOL

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Rosie’s Ransom: Get Well Soon, @Stefter!

Hi, everyone!

‘Wait… where’s my Tantalizing Tuesday?’  I hear you asking that, trust me & I want to know the same.  I’m here to tell you what’s up!

Hey, it’s W4R (ya know, Writing4Roses AKA Rosie…) here!  [*thinks out loud to self* Damn, I have too many nicknames.. I need to nip that in the bud!!  LOL]

So, I interrupt our regularly scheduled Tantalizing Tuesday to say there won’t be one today.  *hears collective gasp*  Aww… I know, but Stefter isn’t feeling well, so I’m hacking [see: logging in] & taking over the blog LOL

In turn, I’m posting some pretty stuff for her to see in hopes it helps her feel better!

2 cute kitties fighting… why is that so cute? LOL

“Get well soon, Stefter!”

What a pretty flower! Just for you, bb!

And of course, this wouldn’t be Stefter’s blog without a little bit of Rob to brighten her OUR day, right?!

“Remember the days when Stefter felt well & would post naughty pics of me…?  Ahhh, yes, those are the days…”

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My Latest Mission

It’s been almost four years since I had to put my beloved cat of seventeen years down.  I miss him a lot.  I had him longer than I have had my own children.  For a long time, I didn’t even think about getting another cat, which made my husband happy.

Merlin - taken shortly before he passed away. Yes, he was old and crotchety but I loved him

You see, I’ve always been a cat lover. My husband… not so much!  When we got married, I begged and pleaded and hubby caved. We got Merlin!

After Merlin, DH made me promise that we would be pet-free for at least a year.  I had no problem making this promise as I couldn’t even think of replacing Merlin.  [W4R: Awwww, this is sooo sad! ;..(  I need a HEA ASAP!]

As I mentioned before, it’ll be four years at the end of March and now I am seriously wanting another cat.  My problem?  DH is not keen on the idea. [W4R:  Rut-roh!]

These are his claims:

  • He likes not living with fur everywhere. [NOTE: As you can see from the pic, Merlin was white and our wardrobe mainly consists of black and more black clothes. This was a constant issue for him.]
  • He says it’s nice to be able to go away and not worry about who’s going to look after the cat.
  • He says that he doesn’t want to have to constantly keep shooing the cat off the counter.[NOTE: Again, I draw your attention to the pic: Cat… counter…]
  • He likes not having a cat standing at his feet while he’s eating dinner.

All of his claims are valid.  [W4R:  Is that code word for “silly”?  Cats rule! LOL]  I’m not going to bother denying it.  I have to keep reminding him of the times when Merlin would sense him coming and would be waiting to greet him at the door when he came home from work.  And remind him of the times when Merlin used to cozy up to him on the couch while he watched TV.

So, my mission is to convince DH that we can have a cat again.  I’ve always liked black cats and would love to get one.  Especially one with blue eyes (as per first-born’s request).

Yes, a black cat with short fur wouldn’t shed as much, or at least you wouldn’t notice it as much on our black clothing.

We (first-born and I) have already picked out a name for our future cat [NOTE: that’s me trying to project positive thoughts to the universe 🙂]   His/her name is going to be Appleton Rumball.  [W4R:  WTF?]  I know, you’re thinking “WTF?!”  [W4R:  Yes, I totally was.. how’d you know that..?]  It’s just one of those things that first-born and I came up with together.  I suggested Rumball and she (loving all things Jamaican) thought of Appleton (as in the Jamaican Rum) and voila! Appleton Rumball.  [W4R:  Again, I say, WTF…. LOL haha…  ]

So what I’ve started doing is texting pics of cute little black kitties to DH throughout the day, with messages attached like:

Could this be Appleton Rumball?

Could *this* be Appleton Rumball?

I’m thinking that if I’m relentless and bombard him with all the cute images he’ll give in eventually.

Wish me luck!!!!  [W4R:  Good luck!!!!!  And give in, Mr. Stefter, go ahead & give your ladies what they want, you’ll only be happy that way, mister! 🙂  Oh and I have enclosed a photo below of one of the most awesomest (yes, I know that isn’t a word) cats around… LOL!]

Cats Rule, suckas!

**Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).

My Pet Peeves

The Scream by Edvard Munch

I’m a pretty agreeable person.  No really! I am!!!! But just like anyone else, I’ve got a few pet peeves that drive me crazy!!!!

The word “Irregardless”

This is one of those words that so many people use and it drives me batshit crazy.  The word should be regardless!!!!  Out of curiosity, I went to Urban Dictionary to see its definition for the non-word and this is what I found:

1.  Used by people who ignorantly mean to say regardless. According to Webster, it is a word, but since the prefix “ir” and the suffix “less” both mean “not or with” they cancel each other out, so what you end up with is regard. When you use this to try to say you don’t care about something, you end up saying that you do. Of course everyone knows what you mean to say and only a pompous, rude asshole will correct you.

2. A word used by uneducated people intending to sound intelligent. Often, the defendant will use this word in court in an attempt to impress the judge and jury. Educated people notice and those who use this word instantly identify themselves to educated people as being uneducated. Educated people rarely correct them because it helps educated people more easily identify them if they are well-groomed.

3. This is not a fucking word… WTF!!

I’m sure that I don’t need to tell you that the third definition is my favourite. LOL  [Note: I went to Urban Dictionary just because it’s far more amusing than a regular dictionary! 🙂]

Empty boxes/containers left in the pantry or fridge

It can’t be just me that hates this.  Is there anything more annoying than going into the pantry or fridge to get something only to find that there is nothing left but the container it came in?   [W4R:  What bugs me is when someone leaves very little left in something not enough for a drink or meal & acts like it’s no biggie!]  Why does it seem that I am the only person in my household that is perturbed by this?  There are three other people at my house and not a single one of them could care less that there is an empty juice carton in the fridge or that there is an empty cereal box in the pantry.  Not to mention that it was one of those three people who put said empty container back in the fridge or pantry. [Note to self:  Install cameras in fridge and pantry and catch the perpetrator(s) red-handed].

Toilet paper - over and under AKA right and wrong

Toilet Paper Rolls

Ah yes, toilet paper rolls at my house could trigger an hour-long discussion.  No matter how many times I explain to my family members about the “right” way to insert a toilet paper roll, my words (some may call them rants) seem to fall on deaf ears.  Don’t even get me started on family members who apparently have difficulty in replacing empty toilet paper rolls.  [Note:  All of the above mentioned applies to paper towel rolls as well.]

Other Drivers

There are so many things that annoy me about other drivers but at the moment, the thing that most stands out in my mind is drivers that slow down to 2km an hour to go over train tracks.  REALLY?!!! Unless your car is 100 years old and falling apart I think it’s shocks can withstand going over the tracks at a faster speed.  This links into my fear of being stuck behind an asshole inching over the tracks as I look over and see a train headed my way.  [Note:  Sorry.  that should go into another post about my fears and phobias.]

Robert Pattinson

[W4R:  *Happppy claps* LOL] This is my blog so of course there has to be something Rob-related in this post.  Yes, it’s true!  I have pet peeves about Rob.  Not Rob directly!  He’s perfect!!! [w4R:  Amen.] *snickers*  Other people’s thoughts and comments about Rob.

It’s ROBERT PATTINSON! Not Patterson!  Not Pattson! Not Edward! And Not “the sparkly guy from Twilight“!!!! [W4R:  Not Patrick Robertson?!]

Yes, he’s most well-known for his role as Edward in Twilight but he’s so much more than that.  If you haven’t had the chance or the pleasure, please do yourself a favour and watch Remember Me, Water For Elephants and The Bad Mother’s Handbook.  He’s charming and beautiful and a pleasure to watch.

It also annoys me to hear people say “he’s not THAT good-looking”. My jaw just drops!!!!  I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that not everyone thinks he’s THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE (which he is – People Magazine take note) but come on!!!!  You just have to admit that the boy is very Very VERY attractive. [W4R:  Yes, please, hallelujah & AMEN!]

I’d like to go into the whole Robsten/Nonsten issue but…that’s a whole other post. [W4R:  Don’t forget the Crapsten team while you’re at it.. you’ve gotta be equal opportunity here! LOL]

Thanks for letting me get some of those off my chest.  I could go on but I think I’ll save some for another day on another post.

[W4R:  I hope you feel better now… 😉  I shall submit my bill to you in exchange for the chocolate pudding you’ve promised me LOL]

**Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).


I know what you’re all thinking: You can’t even imagine that I could be posting about some guy other than Rob. Don’t panic!!! Rob still reigns supreme in my heart but sometimes you just have to stand up and take notice of other hotness. [W4R: I’m panicking, I’m panniccccinnnnnggggg *presses Panic Button!*]

I credit @stephanieS74 over on Twitter for getting me all addicted to the hottness that is David Gandy. (just when you thought it wasn’t possible for me to become addicted to one more thing! LOL) She’s the first person I heard use the term “GandyCandy.” I give credit to whoever came up with that term because it definitely fits.

David Gandy photomontage

David Gandy is a British model/actor well-known for his Dolce & Gabbana ad campaigns. According to his profile on Models.com, he has dark brown hair, blue eyes (GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), is 188cm tall (that’s about 6’3″) and he wears size 10 shoes. [W4R: Damn! Umm.. I mean, that’s nice… Sounds nice. *looks around for Rob…]

He is the subject of a new book that was published September 2011. From what I’ve seen, there are some incredibly beautiful photographs in this book. (Um….it’s my birthday next month… this book would look fantastic on my coffee table….just thought I’d put that out there. ;))

Also, he blogs for British Vogue. You can check out his blog here, and he’s created an app called David Gandy’s Style Guide For Men.

Since this post is entitled GandyCandy, [W4R: On a side note, my computer’s spell-checker wanted me to correct it to ‘handy-dandy’ LOL] it’s only right that I leave you with some more of the sweet stuff.

D&G underwear never looked so good!

[W4R: *giggles* I can see his underpants. Me likey!]

Proof that he's gorgeous with clothes on as well

[W4R: *pulse racing, brow sweating* Waaaaiiiiitttt!!! Where’s Rob?!?!?!?!?!?! Ohh…. *fans self* thank God… LOL]

I was going to leave the post there but I just can’t!!!!!! Rob used to be a model too and he could definitely still model now if he wanted to.

And a damn fine model he would make!!!

*Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).

Just A Few Things…

This is a very random post. It’s just a few things that made me…

…LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!! My sister found this site and posted it on her Facebook wall.  My fave one there was the one you see on the right. I know it’s not true but it just made me laugh.  No matter what I do or where I go there’s always some connection to Twilight or Rob.


...sigh. My good friend Setje made a lovely Rob fan video and I wanted to post it here.  She always has a great eye for amazing Rob pics and she’s put a few of them together beautifully in this video for our enjoyment.  Go ahead and watch!!!!  Go ahead and swoon!!!!  Go ahead and drool just a little. I DARE YOU!!!! 


feel luckyI entered a contest to win tickets to Blissdom Canada.  I’m not new to social networking.  I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter for quite a few years now and I LOVE IT!!!! However, I am new to blogging. I’m really enjoying it as an outlet for all my crazy and not so crazy thoughts.  I think I could learn a lot of useful information from this event so I really hope I win *crosses fingers*.  If you’re interested in a chance to win tickets as well, enter here.  This contest is courtesy of Oh Baby! Magazine. Now, I’m not sucking up, but Oh Baby! Magazine is full of useful information for parents of young children and moms-to-be.  Check out their website for contests and articles as well as to find out where you can get your free copy of the magazine.


…hopeful.  My friend Writing4Roses isn’t feeling well 😦  I hope that she will be back to her old self soon. Get well soon!!!  The days just aren’t the same without our chats.   I hope this little bit of GQ Robp0rn makes you feel better.

I’m NOT Ready For Dating!

As the mom of  a 16-year-old girl (don’t try to do the math, just pretend I had her when I was 12) I didn’t think I’d be perturbed when she started “officially” dating.  Jeez, was I wrong!!!!!

My 16-year-old daughter, First Born (as I refer to her on Twitter)!

I knew the day would come but I didn’t think it would be upon me so quickly.
I know there have been plenty of “group” dates at the movies and what not, and possibly even one-on-one dates that I was not made aware of.  I’m talking about “official” dates.  One-on-one as in ONE boy and MY daughter! *gulp*
A few weeks ago, I was asked to drop her off at the movie theatre for her “date”.  Of course, “Who’s the boy?” was my first question.  Her telling me who he was didn’t really help, although I had heard her mention him before, I did not know him and had never met him.  I drove her to the theatre but wasn’t really comfortable with it.  I didn’t like the feeling of dropping her off somewhere to meet a total stranger (well, a total stranger to me). I dropped her off and watched as she entered the theatre and walked up to a boy and hugged him.  At least it looked like she was hugging him. Then, I distinctly heard her voice in my head:  “Mooooommmmm, stop being a creeper!”  I didn’t want to be a creeper.  I told myself she had a phone to call me if there was a problem and she was in a public place.  So I stopped creeping hanging around and went home to wait for her “come and pick me up” call. [Note from Writing4Roses:  Hopefully, you weren’t doing “The Creep” LOL sorry, first thing that popped in my head when I read this LOL You’re welcome! LOL] Everything turned out fine, as far as I can tell, and I didn’t give that “date” another thought until the other night… Continue reading