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Fabulous Friday!

on May 4, 2007 - 11:30pm

Wow! What a Fabulous Friday I have had. I have a sales contract on my house, with the closing at the end of May. I will be moving back to my hometown (been gone about 14 years). I wasn’t going to look for a new house until after closing on my current house(no time), but a great deal came up last weekend on a house in just the right area. It had been on the market 3 days and before I could even get an appointment for a showing there was already a sales contract on it. Well.....to make a long story short.....I went ahead and looked, loved it, and decided to put a backup contract on it. I figured it was a long shot, but......stranger things have happened and if you don’t give it a try it certainly won’t happen. So this afternoon as I’m driving home from work I get a call from the realtor that showed me the new house saying that the original contract had fallen through and my contract is a go. I think some prayers have been answered! My house is selling at the right time I needed it to (at the end of the school session) and if all goes as planned I will be closing on the new house a week after that. Of course more prayers need to be said to help me get this done. I’ve got to finish up my current teaching job, celebrate my daughter’s graduation, and pack up my house - in less than 30 days. OMG! And then to top the evening off, a friend of mine came by and took me for a ride on his Harley. We drove along the intercoastal waterways and across the ferry over to a small island town close to where I live. The temperature was perfect, you could smell the salt in the air and I had a blast. Hadn’t been on a motorcycle in a long time. Oh......I WILL miss living by the ocean, but I’ll only be a few hours away.

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JOSH Talk!

on March 6, 2007 - 9:56pm

Ha...you just never know where you'll run into Josh fans. I was at the hair salon today (small town salon where everybody kinda knows each other's business) and my hairdresser and the other hairdresser working at the time both asked me when I walked in "so how was the Josh concert?" Silly question I know, since there can only be one answer - FABULOUS!!! They knew I had gone to the Chicago concert cuz I had popped in a couple of days before I went so my hairdresser could give me a quick snip to my bangs - gotta love small town salons. So then the other client that was in there started asking about the concert...and she was like where did I see him and wanted more details. I told her I was going to the San Antonio concert in a couple of weeks and before you know it she and the other hairdresser were on the internet looking for tickets. She didn't buy any cuz they were looking on one of those high price scalper sites. It was funny when she started to leave. She asked me a few more concert questions and I told her I got to touch Josh and she was like....ooooo...which hand....let me touch you. It was too funny. She said she was gonna go home and listen to her Josh CD's. After she left my hairdresser goes "you know who she is don't you." I said no....and she said the lady's name and I went oh....you mean the former MAYOR. Ha....you never know where or when or WHO you're going to meet who's a fellow JOSH lover.

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Lovin' the Josh man

on March 4, 2007 - 10:48am

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already been over a week since I saw Josh in Chicago AND met a group of my Grobie friends. It still seems a bit surreal - flying to cold, windy Chicago on Saturday...meeting Terri for the first time at the airport...awesome gal...meeting Tess, Carol, Alexandra, and Nancy - more GREAT ladies...quickly getting ready for the concert...watching the icy rain come down...freezing my patootie off...getting 2nd row seats by sheer luck (and a little strategy and help from another Grobie - thanks!)...and THEN....experiencing JOSH in concert (it had been 2 yrs. since I saw him last and certainly not this close). I LOVE to go to concerts...all kinds of concerts...and I do the same at all of them. I get SO excited and caught up in them....trying to take it ALL in...and then they seem like they’re over so quickly. I get such a HIGH from going to concerts...that I just want to stay in the moment and not want it to end. Josh was awesome...so HOT...love, love, love when he flashes that infectious smile of his...such a magnificent voice...and so much musical talent...and I can’t believe I actually got close enough to touch him. I loved seeing him on the drums. He looked like he was having so much fun and his facial expressions were priceless. Yet with all that going on for him he appears to still be amazed at how much the people love him and his music. He still seems to be so humbled by our love and admiration for not only his talent, but for him as a person. I will be seeing Josh again in less than 3 weeks in San Antonio. I am already getting excited...ready for another Josh session...hoping to win BSP’s...no matter how little time or if I have to take my picture with a group of strangers. Josh gives of himself so much...I know we all want more of him...cuz we love him so...but let’s try to remember there is just one of him and so many of us. THANKS JOSH for who you were, who you are, and who you are yet to become. Your music has meant so much to me and I thank you for that. I admire your integrity and always stay true to yourself. I’ll be with you every step of the way.

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SAD

on January 20, 2007 - 6:48am

Once again I am saddened, confused, perplexed. I wish someone could explain to me what REALLY happened. I am not a person who enjoys confrontation, extreme controversy or should I say drama. I thought I had found a place here at FOJG where I could enjoy some friends who were similar to me who liked to joke around in an intelligent, witty sort of way. But then someone decided to spoil my fun. When I was younger I would have probably tucked my tail a bit, said alright I'll do what you ask and that's that. But as the years and maturity have added up I am no longer quiet like that. I guess after the deaths of my husband and my father, I've realized that life is too precious and too short not to get out of it what you want. My father was a humorous man. He loved to tell a good joke and joke around with everyone. My husband had a great sense of humor also. I guess that's what attracted me to him. And I guess I got my humor from my dad. If I didn't get to laugh with others and myself, what a miserable life it would be for me. No matter what happens in here, my HUMOR will not die out. I will always try to find the funny, lighter side of things and life. I know for me it makes me a better person. Thank goodness my daughter has inherited this humor. We often find many things to laugh about together and I have noted she has many friends attracted to her because of her fun nature. My home will always be filled with fun and laughter and the memories of that fun and laughter. It certainly makes my life MUCH more enjoyable and gets me through the hard and tough times.

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Confused and Sad

on January 8, 2007 - 6:49pm

I'm not sure what to say. My favorite thread was deleted today. Yes, I know there has been controversy about it and I guess I just don't understand FOJG. I'm not sure if we really did go too far on the thread or if it was because of a few people (and I haven't been around here long enough to know who all those few are, but I can figure out some of them). If we did go too far I wish the real powers that be (which I guess are the MODS) would explain exactly why it was deleted. I understood them moving us to the Community thread - we were probably in a better place there. But it seemed as if we had our own little group there and were having a lot of fun and those who didn't agree with us did not have to visit the thread. If I go somewhere on the boards and start reading something that offends me (or bores me)...well then I stay away. O.K. and I don't want to offend anyone (I better put my armor on)...because I am a Christian...but aren't those people who post and ask for prayers exercising their 1st Amendment rights? What if there are people who are not that religious see those prayer threads and are a little offended. Do they try and get them deleted off the board? I don't know. Why can't we that enjoyed hanging out on the supposed "offensive" thread exercise our 1st Amendment right. Hmmm...I figured since I was a paying customer I could come on here and enjoy myself also in a way that I wanted too. I just think we ALL need to realize that we are not ALL going to have the same opinions on this board. That is what makes a board interesting - controversy and all. How boring it would be if we all had our little "rose-colored glasses" on and were all just so "sugary sweet" to each other. I for one will miss our WITTY banter. Here's to you my "Killin" ladies. It was great fun while it lasted. Be seeing you around I hope.

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