Thursday, November 30, 2006

leelee...then



Ok you asked for it...please be kind in your comments...contrary to the serious face in my yearbook picture..I was a happy kid...NEVER serious...lol ...I think the reason I had that puss on was..I had to take the city bus to the town center in July wearing a turtleneck..I think I was mad about that!


1976..I was trying to go for the Welcome Back Kotter wife look

In the late 70's I was trying to hold on to something like a hippie look....but those GIANT glasses kind of killed that...and what's with the hat?..."Free spirited Lee" it read under my high school picture....I guess so..huh?






I decided to cut my hair in the 80's and try to make it has HIGH as possible...as you can see I was able to achieve VERY LOFTY heights...how funny! (still trying for the hippie look with the tie dyed vest complete with beads...just can't let that go) That's my girlfriends baby on my lap..how cute is he??????




The 90's brought me to a more subtle look...extra thin housewife stage...finally seem to have moved through my flower child phase. As you can see, I enjoy holding other peoples kids...my daughter is in the lower left. I enjoyed holding her too and still do.






the 90's march on...the glasses are getting a tad smaller or I have gotten a tad larger...lol





Millenium leelee






And leelee last spring with her grandkids (I'm a step grandma)





AND FINALLY.......leelee today






So there you have it...more pictures of me then my own family has probably...thanks for asking...

Monday, November 27, 2006

The 30 Year High School Reunion






So.....after a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner for 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I arose early Friday morning to make my flight to NJ for my reunion...happy to report all went smoothly...JETBLUE is the best!!! No hassles, no one in the airports...rental car..no problem and made it to my hotel without a hitch albeit kinda tired. Rested and got ready to go....


Before I left my room...I took my own pic cuz...well I had a good hair day and frankly was pleased with my outfit and wanted to capture the look for posterity...that's ok right???




As I was driving over to the restaurant...I was feeling nervous, I don't know why really...I wasn't going to there impress, I didn't need to prove anything to anyone...all my memories of HS were good ( I guess that's what they call selective memory)......I was meeting girlfriends and was just looking forward to seeing folks I hadn't seen in 30 years...





Well I got my wish alright!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! How strange is it to look into a face, where there is a hint of the 18 year old kid I knew 30 years ago..but now the face is in an adult body...and all that goes with that...and that goes for me too!!!! Although, I really don't look anything like I did in HS.


People kept saying...YES..I remember you...hey what happened to your long blonde hair...I replied...I believe I left it in 1978 somewhere! lol



The evening was a complete success and all of my fears were for naught...after a few minutes and the shock of seeing all of us OLD PEOPLE wore off, we all had ourselves a pretty darn good time. The music was great...the food was delicious (after all it's NJ and the food is great everywhere) and most of all the company was fabulous...lots of laughs and good times shared! GO BENGALS!!





So without further ado..I shall share a few photos of me and old pals..I'm sure they won't mind...( I hope they don't)




Me, Janet & beth, I've known Janet since I was 4...and Beth since I was probably 7. Notice how they stuck our Grad Picture on us...this can be a good thing or a bad thing...depending how the years have treated you....


Me and my Friend Patty...she was in my Homeroom and as a couple of girls from said homeroom were commenting at the bar (in true Jersye style) " We had THE BEST F*#%ING HOMEROOM IN THE SCHOOL" (I swear she said it just like that too.....)



Old friends Rob & Russell on the dance floor...no they're NOT gay (not that there's anything wrong with that)


I kept thinking the whole night that I was partying with my parents friends....it was so "twilight zone..."


leelee & Doodles (and yes we really call each other that)
and finally leelee & Beeeeeeeeeeeeeel, another grammar school chum...
So that's my story....my 30th High School reunion...yikes...can't wait for the 40th!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday morning..

One other little bonus about being busy with the family last week was...I wasn't able to watch The Show With Zefrank all week....How could that be a bonus you ask? The answer...simple...I watched 5 episodes back to back today....THE BEST JERRY...THE BEST

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Greetings to my little group of loyal readers, I see on my site meter that you have been checking up on me periodically and before I lose you altogether I thought I would pop on and give you an update, as it were...

I just finished up a week of playing host to my step daughter and her 6 children!! Can you say exhausted?? Yes.. but pleasantly so. We had a great week. But those days of 7 am - 9 pm with 6 children can be quite tiring. Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go.......



But look how darn cute they are
Ages 7 1/2 months to 10...quite a little group..


Anyway friends, I won't bore you with all the details of the visit....but suffice to say we had a grand time with them (but I am 1/2 glad to see them go..I'm chocolate milked out...I can't answer any more questions...and I need to be someone other than Grandma leelee for a while... )good times, good times.




I've found a quiet moment now to settle in with some tortilla chips and salsa to watch some of the Ohio State - Michigan game...GO BUCKEYES (My mother's alma mater)...the weather is absolutely gorgeous..low 70's dry and sunny...absolutely perfect to be writing here on my patio!






I'm also gearing up for Thanksgiving where we'll be doing a dinner for 13....WOW!!..How does she do it you are asking yourself????





and I am off on Friday to NJ for my 30th (gulp) High School reunion. I'm really looking forward to going.






All of this fun and frivolity has prevented me from posting much, but rest assured, you haven't been forgotten!

~HUGS~

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veteran's Day


Thank you to all who have served
I am a grateful American

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I had no idea my blog was so influential

Apparently the President clicked on the link in the post below...and has made some major changes in his admin...HASTA LA VISTA RUMMY!

This day just keeps getting better...one more to go in Virginia.....OH HAPPY DAY!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Borat



Last night, hubs and I went to see Borat...

I laughed at least THIS HARD

Really, there are a couple of scenes that were so funny that I had tears and I wasn't alone either. The whole theater was cracking up.

Not for the faint of heart, there is some raunchy stuff in this movie..but Sacha Baron Cohen pulls it off so brilliantly, you just have to laugh!

" Crossing America in a repurposed ice cream truck and a shabby gray suit, mustache aquiver for the nuances of life in this grand old "US and A," Borat maneuvers himself into situations with average Americans -- feminists, churchgoers, frat boys, politicians -- and unloads one frag-bomb of political incorrectness after another. All he asks is that we show ourselves to him in our open-hearted, bigoted glory." Ty Burr, Boston Globe

leelee's ( and apparently Ty Burr's) recommendation: