Friday, May 19, 2006

Happy Big Fat Canadian Long Weekend!

I've been totally scatterbrained this week. No short term memory. I planned to write about such weighty issues as urban sprawl, skunks, barns, lawn poison, and shirtless boys fixing cars when I was a teenager. I'd have been very funny & witty of course but I couldn't concentrate long enough. My naturopath gave me a remedy that calmed my anxiety and lessened the depression...I just can't remember why I'm in this room. Or where my kids are. So....

HERE ARE SOME FUN THINGS AS WE KICK OFF THE FIRST OF OUR PRECIOUS CANADIAN LONG WEEKENDS because Queen Victoria had a birthday on May 24 so in this country we call it MAY 2-4 as in a 2-4 of beer, geddit, and we Canucks will do anything to celebrate a long weekend. Remember SUMMER STARTS AT 5PM TODAY!!!!!

1) I dig my plaid jacket but maybe it'll be warm enough to go riding in a t shirt!

2) I love my pets. The dog is growing up nicely. At this moment my cat is at the vet's so that he can pee and they can test it to make sure he's okay. He's drinking a huge amount of water. He's 16 years old, we got him six weeks after we got married and I love him so much. He's my best buddy in the world. He's in great shape and I am praying that he's okay.

3) Most of my blog-buddies are : A) from Indiana, B) falconers, C) Horse freaks D)Redheads, E) Rednecks, F) a robot, G) combinations thereof. And I have a couple of gay guy blog buddies too. I love everybody. I think most of us can agree on one thing: men in cowboy hats, that's good.

4) I had a nasty case of writer's block. I could blog but I couldn't novel. Well guess what-I'm back! I have brought the misbehaving teenager who got suspended back to school, her best friend isn't a virgin anymore, her boyfriend is still a jerk and finally the words are spilling out of my fingertips again. Oh. Sweet relief. Often it drives me crazy, the way they talk to each other in my head, but I sure missed them when they were silent.

5) Hoegaarden, Amsterdam, Stella Artois, Grolsch, I'm in a German Beer Snob kind of mood. (None of those are actually german beers but I like using the whole "German_____snob" thing.)

6) One more look at my beautiful friends:

7) This weeks beloved Rock Stars: Red Hot Chili Peppers. Pigging out on Peppers, I am. I'll be putting up my review soon. Look at them! Damn they look good! And they sound as good as they look! Yay!

The Raconteurs. I like this photo; they look like they got lost in Middle Earth.

Rage Against the Machine. I bought Renegades yesterday. Finally.

Chris Cornell. My son is planning to play "Cochise" at the recital on drums. Jethro might accompany him on guitar. None of us are brave enough to do Cornell's vocals. He's bitchin.

In case you're wondering, THIS is how to hold a guitar.

Hello Heidi. I'm Mr Kiedis, I'll be your teacher today. I'll have no goofing off, because this is all very serious. And when we're done being serious, we're gonna party freaky styley. (But Mr Kiedis, I don't know what that means!) And that's why I'm here to teach you. Now pay attention...

8) And finally, Johnny, my darling, since Jethro won't let me post a pic of his beautiful green eyes, you'll have to do. I love your rare and precious smile!

Have a fun filled weekend, stay alive, see you on Tuesday!


Redneck Nerdboy! said...

You look sexay in that flannel shirt and muff-eared hat!

Heidi the Hick said...

Yee haw!

Kari said...

Grrroowwwwlll!!! You look smokin' in that thar flannel! Oh, and do I have to remind you the I LOVE the hat. Nope. Didn't think so.

Happy big fat long Canadian weekend to you, too. Hmmmm I wonder if that'll work in the States...

Oh, your poor kitty, I hope he gets better soon. And he's black! I LOVE black cats.

JJ said...

I miss Rage. Zach rocked.

Cornell's voice...ooo yeah. Not hard on the eyes either. Purrr.

RHCP just keep getting better & better!

And how can you EVER lose with Depp? YA CAN'T!

Enjoy your weekend!

Heidi the Hick said...

Nigel is home and ruling the couch in his efficient way. He is not diabetic (whew) but they took a blood test to see how his old kidneys are. Results tomorrow. Right now he's ensuring that his tail is perfect. He's gorgeous.

Kari- You know, you just know, that flannel is sexy.
Tell the boss you can't come in Monday in celebration of May 2-4. See what happens!

JJ- hey your blog is back! I read recently that Zack is working on some wacky angry hippie social commentary civil disobedience folk album. I'm sure there'll still be plenty o cussin!

Cornell. Love him. He'll be the subject of a posting later on because you know I love my rock stars.

Like the way I snuck Johnny in there twice?

Heidi the Hick said...

okay gotta go, don't wanna be late for my lesson with Mr Kiedis.

Smartypants said...

I want a lesson with Mr. Kiedis.

pluvialis said...

We want excerpts from your novel! Yay for you writing it!

Heidi the Hick said...

Lessons and excerpts! Lessons and excerpts!

Well, for Smartypants, I don't know if I can swing the Kiedis lessons in real life, but that's what our brilliant imaginations are for!

And for you Pluvialis, anything. So I'll give a little bit of it next week. Now I just have to decide which part...

N I F T Y said...

I have to add that your lovely ponies have great bums! Very QH-y, very sexy.

And good job on getting Johnny in twice! One can never, ever have enough Johnny! Its like having too much chocolate... It just can't be done.

Notsocranky Yankee said...

Happy to hear the cat is okay and it was nice to see a smiling Johnny picture.:)

Ummm, beer. I had a couple delicious Stellas in Brussels last week. Now that is a good beer town!

Have a great long weekend!

CindyDianne said...


is redheaded, rednecked AND a horse freak!

WUHOO is all I have to say about long weekends. Although, I do get a bit more excited about the ones that apply to ME! :-)

Glad you kitty is feeling ok.

My plans for the day include taking some pics of my horses. Everytime I want to show someone, I can't find pics I like enough to brag with. It's a quandry hopefully resolved today.

Heidi the Hick said...

Don't they have nice bums? Thanks Nifty! I love a nice bum on anybody. My kids have declared that horses and humans are the only critters that have bum cheeks. Think it over...

I'll take any excuse to get Johnny into a posting. I have actually had too much chocolate (it was the best bad feeling ever) but I've never had too much Johnny!

Yankee, I'm so glad they let you off they plane long enough to grab some belgian beer!!!

And yes, nice to see Johnny grinning. So rare.

Folks, I'll write about my cat next week. good stories.

CD- See, you are a combination of the best blogging qualities! Looking forward to those horse pix!

Balloon Pirate said...

At least one of your blogging friends is none of the above.

Oh, wait. I forgot. I'm a gay readheaded robot.

Never mind.

My 16-yr-old cat's just too damn ornery to die.

We have to wait one week longer than y'all to start our summer. But that's ok. This past weekend was so sucky (rainy and cold) that it wouldn't work very well as a summertime kickoff.

Didn't know you were a novelist. Cool.


hope said...

Hye HICK Chic I really love your blog ,and I am self am a redneck to that is from arkansas so where do you life in cn.

Heidi the Hick said...

Pirate- (smacking forehead) How the hell could I forget pirates???? duh. You are a redhead though, aren't you? I think I'm a redhead magent this year...

Hope- thanks! I'm from southern Ontario, about an hour's drive north from Lake Ontario. Someday I'll tell you about my short trip to Arkansas!

Balloon Pirate said...


I'm not what one would call a classic rehead. Actually, my hair color seems to defy classification.

It's been called brown, pale brown, auburn, copper, mahogany, wheat, and even blonde (and that was by a hairdresser).

But if it makes you happy to tick me into the redhead box, have at it.


Heidi the Hick said...

I will call you the Mahogany Blonde the Redheaded Pirate!

indygirl said...

Jack White is slowly morphing into Micheal Jackson.

Heidi the Hick said...

y'know Indy, I'm rather frightened by that. they're both kind of elf-like, only Jack is less scary. So far...

I need to sit Jack down and make sure he doesn't go Jacko weird. Jack weird is good, Jacko weird is bad.

Steve Bodio said...

I'm with Pluvialis-- novel bits please!

(She has my email).

Heidi the Hick said...

Well that does it. If I get a request from Pluvialis AND Steve Bodio, then I must share!