Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fabulous Fifty Part Deux

LDs, have I told you how awesome Kristin is? No? Well, she is. Stumbled across her not too long after I started blogging, and on a lark, entered one of her contests to win business cards...

And I did

(note: if you'd like one, email me your address, and I'll send you one!). I love them. My friend Chelle at work helped me make them (because I'm in a cave when it comes to art and layouts and making a customised header for my blog [which would be fabulous if anyone could walk me through it since I am an html idiot]).

She has the silver-plated testicles to dye her hair purple (!)...course, I'd like to have either a single red or a single black streak. What do you think?

But I did tell you that when Kristin posted the other half of the Fab 50 meme, I'd totally steal borrow it and post my answers.

We're off and running!

The Fabulous Fifty Meme, Part 2

26. What do you normally smell like? My castille soap. I love it and it doesn't make me break out in hives. Smells a bit like coconut oil. If I wear perfume it's either Lady Stetson or Soul by Curve (haven't found it lately - boo), or baby lotion.

27. Do you like Carrie Underwood? sure

28. Been to “The Vegas”? No, but I'd love to go out there in 2011 (right Kisha?)

29. How far away do you live from your parents? My parents...well, I'm about 45 minutes from my mom, 35 minutes from my grandparents, and 2.5 hours from my aunt and uncle (they're ALL my parents)

30. Are you happy with your job? Erm...not particularly.

31. Where do you work and what do you do there? I am a Customer Service Manager in a department of one. :)

32. What did you get in the mail today? Nothing good...not even a bill.

33. How do you like your steak cooked? medium or medium rare.

34. Britney Spears…is she back? back again...Shady's back...tell a friend. O wait, you said Britney. Don't know. I dig some of her music because it's upbeat.

35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell? Baja Chalupas

36. Have you ever sat all the way through Gone With the Wind? Never seen it (although I have made it through all zillion and 3/4 hours of North & South

37. Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore? No, but I want to!

38. Is it just me, or was The Marine (w/John Cena) a really horrible movie? Don't know because I haven't seen it, but since I'd lick peanut butter off of his naked abs, it is on my list of shiz to see. He's fuckin hot, LDs.

39. Are surveys/memes like the cocaine of the internet? In my case, o hells yea!

40. Where is your favorite place (that you have actually been to)? Until I see more of the world, Camp Ondessonk is my most favorite place.

41. What is your favorite candle scent? clean cotton

42. Do you believe places can really be haunted? o very much so

43. Do you smoke cigarettes? I smoked from the time I was 17 until three years ago (12 years?)...there are still days I want a ciggy

44. Have you ever been to NYC or LA? NYC in 2000. Got to sing at Carnegie Hall (miss you, David; every time I sing)

45. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport? None...because driving through them without stopping wasn't the question.

46. Do you think 50 questions is enough? Depends. If they're lame-o questions, fuck yes. If they're thought-provoking, fuck yes. :)

47. Are you currently planning a trip? sort of

48. Is Ryan Seacrest gay? Should anyone care? Don't know, don't care; and NO.

49. Do you take anti-depressants? Sleeping pills? I sometimes take Tylenol's Simply Sleep, but it's not working. One doesn't do what it's supposed to, and two makes me groggy for the following day.

50. What do you think about space travel? How cool would that be to be able to go to space like you would go to Florida?

Anyway, here's this one. Happy reading (and I'm not kidding about the business card thing).

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another meme

I love memes! And I'm digging ICLW! And I'm so stealing this from Mrs. Gamgee (cause she rules as well).

1) If you could live in any country but the US, where would you live? Somewhere in the UK/somewhere very green.

2) Why did you title your blog “The Dreamer and The Realist”?
I'm a dreamer. I could sit for hours, watching the clouds drift lazily by, soaking up the sun and the dirt and letting the 300-ring circus imagination go where it wants. The other half is a realist. He'd be sitting beside me, holding up an umbrella so I don't get rained on, complaining that the ground is too hard or there's a stick poking him or he's hungry/thirsty/tired. He sees the world as it is - unfair and obnoxious and hard-lines-and-boxes; I see it as I want it to be - fluffy clouds and fair play and rounded corners.

3) How many “in real life” people know about your blog?
There's a few. I know I have 16 on-blog followers (not a clue how many in a Reader), and only about half I know personally.

4) Why did you decide to start blogging?
On a whim. Just someplace I could come and write and vent. I've kept journals since I was eight (don't have them all, though), so this seemed like a natural transition. I started it when we were trying to have children, and I'm still doing it even though we've decided against the little buggers.

5) What kind of clothes do you wear?
As casual as I can. My favorite outfit is my khaki shorts or bootcut jeans, a tie-dyed tee, and either my airwalk sandals or my Doc Marten Mary Janes.

6) What are you having for dinner tonight?
Tacos and a musical :)

7) Where do you “blog”?
Blogger. O, wait, you meant physically. On my ass, on the bed in the bedroom.

8) Do you like to cook?
I love to cook. I hate cleaning up, but it's what I end up doing since Mr Realist is kinda lazy about that.

9) What’s your beverage of choice at night?
There is always a bottle or glass of water by my side of the bed.

10) What would you most like to know about your fellow bloggers who read this? I want to know why they started blogging. What was it that made this form of communicating and interacting with others interesting to you? (leaving this from Mrs Gamgee - she's a right smart one!)

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D

I'm small...

If anyone wonders why I blog so damn infrequently, here's why:

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D

Bitch and Moan Monday

That's right - she's back!


Like Kisha, I generally try to be a happy person, and I uber-hate confrontations. But sometimes rainbows and fucking glitter have to take a backseat to fire and brimstone and the half-evil side of me coming out (Mr Realist thinks I need a 333 tattoo). It's why I'mromantically involved with Kisha. I save up some nuggets of brimstone and tongues of flame, and let them all go on Mondays. It's a perfect fucking day to bitch. Mondays suck most of the time.

LDs, I'm a firm believer that a relationship should be fifty-fifty. Split right down the middle. Two people creating one life together.

But a conversation was had today between two guys about a girlfriend.

How he was busy working on his car, and she came looking for some attention ('being needy' as he put it), and he got pissed off about it.

Because he was doing something not fun and saving them some money by fixing his car himself and she was a distraction and how she needed just to back the fuck off until he was done.

Um, female LDs, how many times has your man come to you when you're doing something not fun but it has to be done and he wants attention and is being needy and he practically throws a tantrum when he doesn't get attention. Right. Fucking. Now.

So it's ok for HIM to do it but not for HER?

O no no no, LDs. Fuck no.

So, if you're doing dishes and your SO comes up behind you and wants The Sexy Time or just a cuddle and you tell them you're busy and "when I'm finished" and they get all "I'm only three and a half years old and I want attention NOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOW!"

be like Kanye: "Imma let you finish, but unlike you now, these dishes ain't gonna do themselves." (drop mic, dual peace, and out)

How's your day been, LDs? Peaceful? Quiet? Or a raging shitstorm of stupidity?

Tell us about it. We'll listen.

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D


O dear, LDs. I haven't really been on the interwebz all weekend, and I'm such a bad blogger *slaps hand*. In my defense, Mr Realist was home, and he left again this morning for work at his bank's home branch (it's two hours away, and not conducive to driving four hours a day - he's staying with family). Thank the Gods he's only gone for this week, and then I have him every night!

It's ICLW again here, and I would like to take the time to say THANK YOU! to all the new LDs that stopped by from ICLW to comment on my post from last Wednesday *second hand slap*:
Mummy In Waiting
and Tina

If y'all stick around, you might find that I post semi-infrequently, and it's mostly bitchy, but I lurve it here. :) So, I'm going to steal something from Kristin's blog (cause she fuckin rules, and knows where the fun questionnaires are).

The First 1/2 of the Fab 50!

1. Introduce yourself... I'm Ms Dreamer (Steph IRL); I'm a bookie, a foodie, a wino; I love good food, friends, and beer (mostly at the same time); I sort-of sell Pampered Chef; I have two dogs and two rats; I'm married to Mr Realist (Tom IRL), and I really do have a 300-ring circus for an imagination.

2. If it’s Wednesday at noon, where are you usually? Depends. Normally eating lunch at my desk, dicking around on the interwebz.

3. What kind of laundry detergent do you use? Tide or something that's sensitive skin (don't know why Tide doesn't affect me)

4. What brand of shampoo is in your shower right now? VO5 something-or-other

5. Did you ever get into a bar and drink before you were 21? Yep!

6. What countries have you been to? Mexico...and that's it.

7. Do you watch MTV anymore? Nope. In addition to not having cable/satellite/whatever for the past five years, I stopped watching when it became more shows than music vids.

8. What do you think about Oprah? Meh. My grandfather watches too much of that shit, that's all I know!

9. What color are your bed sheets? Dove grey.

10. You need a new pair of jeans: what store do you go to first? OMG...I haven't purchased new jeans in a while. Haven't a clue where I'd go.

11. Did you ever watch The O.C.? Nope.

12. What kind of car do you drive? 2006 Chevy Cobalt

13. Honestly, is that car insured? Absolutely

14. Do you like sushi? You now have me craving it...thanks.

15. Have you ever been to Tiffany & Co. or Saks 5th Ave? no, but I so want a Tiffany bracelet :)

16. (since it was originally missing) Bacon? Full of the Awesomeness.

17. Do you like roller coasters? I used to LOVE them. Now? Not so much.

18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribe to? I used to buy those celebrity ones, but since I read Perez (religiously), I don't have to spend that money! Other than that, nothing.

19. Do you remember the WB show “Popular”? Nope.

20. When you go out do you prefer to go to a dance club or to a bar? Bar. I dance like a wounded water buffalo...but I was a cheerleader for six years. WTF?

21. What do you think about gay marriage? I absolutely 100% think it should be legalized (Kristin, well put.)

22. Who do you think Obama will run again and, if he does, will he be re-elected? I don't know. Right now, it seems that he's tanking hardcore. I don't like discussing politics very often; I never know where anyone stands, and there's a guy in my office who is hardcore Democrat and incredibly anti-Republican and basically will tell you you're dumber than a fucking post if you are. He's a little shallow.

23. Are you registered to vote? Yes.

24. Do you own an iPod? No, I have an RCA Lyra...and an iPhone.

25. Is your bathroom filled with beauty stuff? Really? O hells no. I'd love to be able to do my makeup, but I either sweat it off or come off looking like a cheap hooker on her last john of the night.

So...I'm going to find the other half of this lil ol questionnaire, and postie it later.

Hello to all you LDs, new and old!

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms Dreamer

PS: What's an LD? Lady Gaga (love love) has her little monsters, I have little dreamers.

PPS: Heepwah is an Indian (Native American) word meaning welcome, good job, way to go, anything positive. And you'd have to have been to Camp Ondessonk in southern Illinois to fully understand it.

PPPS: I like the word fuck. I need to sprinkle it fairy dust. :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sorry LDs

for not posting lately. I skipped over Bitch and Moan Monday (Mr Realist's last evening at home until tomorrow night - he's working in their home branch for the next two weeks, and it's two hours away. I'm essentially single all next week.); didn't post Tuesday, and I've nothing prepared for Written Word Wednesday.

Except this:

Barnes & Noble is up for sale.


I don't know about you, LDs, but I'm a dedicated bookie.

Bookie like foodie but with books.

I lovelovelove the smell of paper and inks; the tug of a slick cover on my fingers or the softness of a matte one; the crack I hear when I get a new book and the first thing I do is open the book to the approximate middle and crack the glue and hard paper of the spine *delicious shiver*; the taste of it in my hands.

I have a Reader app on my iPhone, but I'm a traditionalist at heart - I want physical, in-my-hand, fold-the-corners-down-to-keep-my-place-or-open-on-its-face paper book. I don't particularly relish the idea of having a Kindle or Nook or iPad or any other virtual reader that they might come out with.

What do you think, LDs?

I know that I could be perfectly content, going in to a BN (or Borders; I'm an equal opportunity book whore) at opening and staying all day long, reading.

You know, I just might have to check out the library (OMG, no I haven't done that yet...course I work all day, and that's not conducive to spending eight or so hours reading).

Book whores of the world, unite!

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


You know, I've tried to make PC work. I thought I'd be cut out for it, but it turns out I'm not. I don't feel like I should badger people to have shows, and that's what I feel like I'm doing.

When I ask the same person three times, and they say yes, but can't won't nail down a date, I'm not asking again.

And when I get a friend who's been invited several times to parties I've had at my house and she never shows up ... and yet she'll host one with another friend who just started, it pisses me the fuck off.

I get it. I'm obviously not cut out for it. So...I've got a show in September, one in November, and I'm just going to let people know that I'm not doing it anymore after the first of the year.

And I'll refer them to my upline director. Let her have them.

If we ever move, maybe I'll try it again.

Or maybe not.

Haven't decided.

What do you think I should do - how should I approach this to getting more shows? I feel stupid trying to follow the suggestions that others do. It's just not me to tell them that "this is such a great product for hosts!"

Grr. I'm just irritated about the whole damned thing.

Ms D

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bitch and Moan Monday


Like Kisha, I generally try to be a happy person, and I uber-hate confrontations. But sometimes rainbows and fucking glitter have to take a backseat to fire and brimstone and the half-evil side of me coming out (Mr Realist thinks I need a 333 tattoo). It's why I'm romantically involved with Kisha. I save up some nuggets of brimstone and tongues of flame, and let them all go on Mondays. It's a perfect fucking day to bitch. Mondays suck most of the time.
Ya know, LDs, today I don't have much to bitch about. I haven't gotten much sleep, so I'm kind of punchy; I finished my video for the contest today (nothing like a little procrastination to get the bloods flowing); my throat hurts because, apparently, I snored like a mothafucka the last two nights; and I'm just kind of indifferent.

I'm waiting for my friend Lord Mark to get done "making my video awesome." O, LDs, that thought kind of scares me, and I'm not allowed to see it until it's complete. :)

So, are you bitchy today? Share with your Ms D. She's a listener.

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D

Friday, August 6, 2010

Finally Friday

Good morning, LDs.

The last few nights I haven't remembered any dreams. Probably because I've been waking up between 3 and 4am and not being able to go back to sleep.

And this is after I don't go to sleep until around 11pm. This 'five hours of sleep' shit has got to stop.

Please, moms out there, don't give me any grief with 'try having x kids who are up every 37.8 minutes.' I understand why you don't get sleep. I'm just venting that I don't get any sleep, and I don't have the chiddlers.

On a semi-good note, I get to pick up Mumsy Dreamer this afternoon and a bunch of crap because we're having a yard sale tomorrow! And right now, thank God that Sister is not coming.

Don't get me wrong. I love her, but she drives me up the wall. She asks for advice. All. The. Time.

And when she does what she wants and it backfires (like it always does), she bitches about it. When is she going to learn that sometimes (all the time) I'm right and I do know what I'm talking about?

LDs, she's 28 years old. I don't think it'll ever happen.

So, what are your plans for the weekend?

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms D

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

O.M.G. O.M.G.

I got my tetanus/diptheria booster shot today. Only ten years overdue :)
Did not hurt nearly as bad as smashing my finger. In fact, other than my arm being a bit sore, it didn't hurt at all. Go nurselady - you fucking rule.

LDs, I'm geeking out right now. And you'll never guess why.

I just got an email (haven't had a chance to check it all day), and it was a positive one.

"Thank you for your interest. I apologize for the delay, but due to budgetary constraints, we are unable to fill the program coordinator position at this time. We hope to be able to advertise for this position come January 2011. Please keep us in mind for future employment."

Can I seriously have a heart attack now??

That's the reason I didn't get a response.

That's the reason it was dropped from the list.

It's not because I wasn't what they were looking for.
No one was who they were looking for.

O, LDs, I'm kind of giddy.

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Heepwah indeed.

Ms D

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I know I'm weird, LDs. Kooky. Crazy. Odd. Different. Strange. I seem to say that more often than I should.

I. Am. Weird.

But I just had a very weird daydreamlet. It's a crazy crush. Like the kind you got in junior high about the popular boy with the great hair and killer smile and always made everyone feel liked.

Has anyone else found themselves crushing on someone? Even if you're married, you can still get crushes.

But I mean someone totally inappropriate?

Like if you told anyone, they'd go "What the fuck? You need some shock therapy followed by some really, really good drugs.


cartoon characters?

*mental facepalm* (can't believe you just said that, Stevie. why not? the d's got a right to know some of the shit the big one thinks about, Stephanie. yeah, well, this might freak some people out. us? tough.)

I'm talking like two-dimensional, drawn-to-be-watched-on-TV, obnoxious cartoons.

Tell me your weirdest crush. And I'll tell you mine. And it kind of makes me blush. And it's not a girl, so you can give up on that one.

Heepwah, and be safe out there.

Ms Dreamer

PS - the show (cartoon) was cancelled for a while, but it's coming back.
PPS - it definitely is obnoxious.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Like Kisha, I generally try to be a happy person, and I uber-hate confrontations. But sometimes rainbows and fucking glitter have to take a backseat to fire and brimstone and the half-evil side of me coming out (Mr Realist thinks I need a 333 tattoo). It's why I'mromantically involved with Kisha. I save up some nuggets of brimstone and tongues of flame, and let them all go on Mondays. It's a perfect fucking day to bitch. Mondays suck most of the time.

I know this isn't incredibly bitchy, but I'm too resigned today to be bitchy. I'm more complainy.

Today, I just wanted to fucking give up. I'm tired, LDs. Tired of feeling like this.

Like the stepfather was right all those years ago.

"You'll never amount to anything."
"You're useless/stupid/lazy/etc."

What in the seven hells do I have to do? You can't get a better job without experience, and you can't get experience unless you're in the field.

I guess it doesn't help that I don't know what I want to do. I DO know that I sure as shittin' don't want to do what I am doing for the rest of my natural earthly life. I want to be outside. I want to help people. I want to help people have fun. I want people to enjoy life...the way I used to.

Anyone else feeling like they want to kick people in the face with metal cleats on? Right now, I just kind of hate the world.

Still don't have any good ideas for my video. Fuckyboo.


Hope your day was better than mine.

Heepwah, and be safe out there.
Ms D

Dreamlet Weekend

Sorry, LDs. I didn't keep track, nor do I remember dreams from this weekend. I'll have a Bitch and Moan postie up later this evening.

Mr Realist is making BBQ chicken kabobs over charcoal this evening, and I'm throwing some shit away (and labeling it) for Saturday's yard sale.

I want to thank each and every one of you, LDs, followers and readers, for your prayers about the job at Camp.

I didn't get it. Not even a call back or an email telling me 'you're not what we're looking for.' Sat in the shower on Saturday afternoon and just cried. I want to every time I think about it. My status on FB that day was "is resigned. Not has, is." Resigned to that it's becoming more and more like I'll be here, in Hell, for the rest of my days. And I hate it.

But I have to be strong.

I have to make a 60-second video telling a panel of judges why they should pick me to spend a Month at the Museum (yeah, I'm entering a cheesy contest *grin*)...without swearing. LDs, do you vote based on content or visuals? I've already gotten my 500-word essay (down to the word!) and the application completed. I'd like have to film, burn, and mail by Monday. Any thoughts?

Heepwah, and be safe out there

Your trying-really-hard-not-to-be-resigned
Ms Dreamer
Be safe out there.