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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Crazy Legs, part II?

Okay, it seems that the Blog Frog is officially lost. Somewhere between California and Canada, Crazy Legs got lost, stuck in customs, or ditched us to party on his own. I'm not sure what to do. I love the idea of this project, but it's a lot of work and a few people have been demanding, impatient, and sometimes downright rude. I have also spent over $40 on this project so far, which I'm not sure that I'm willing to duplicate.

SO... here is what I propose: I am willing to give my time - update the blog, maintain the list, send out emails, answer questions, etc... but I am not willing to shoulder the financial expense on my own again. If you are still interested, I am asking that you donate some money - just $1 or $2. Once we hit the $30 mark (which will be enough to buy another frog, clothe him, and mail him off), I will post here and let you know, and stop taking donations.

I don't mean to sound as though I resent this project or don't get any joy from it. It's really fun and I had a great time doing it... until things started to fall apart (people taking too long, people not posting enough, and the eventual loss of the frog). There were many people who emailed just asking where the frog was, where they were on the list, etc. - and I have NO problem with you. But those of you who sent nasty emails should be ashamed of yourselves. I maintain this site for fun and donate my time to do so. Please remember that I am doing the best I can. I have no control over what happens to the frog as he travels from person to person. You should always feel like you can email me to see where you are on the list, or if you have any questions or suggestions... but please keep the negative emails to yourselves.

So... let's start this process all over again! I'm keeping the list as it is and will pick up where we left off once we have a new frog. I think this could be fun again - let's make it happen!

Thanks!
Charlotte in Pa, 5:51 PM | link |

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Stats

I don’t know were to start. First of all for someone who keeps a blog and has a deep love for nerds and nerdy things Jessica isn’t very techy (understatement). I swear everything she touched the week I was with her broke, or started to act up. It is embarrassing how much trouble she had with Flicker, she promises to add photos to this post...they are on the camera, but will she be able to get them off?

Stats for the week:

O Home cooked meals, the closes we came was fruit.

1 rocking new hair cut…she got bangs and knows how to use them.

1 new pair of ass jeans.

2 shopping trips to find the perfect outfit for a date, and after the perfect outfit was bought she didn’t even wear it…she wore something else.

2 parties

2 green (my favorite color) dresses bought. One for the engagement party and one is a bride’s maids dress.

3 dates with 3 different guys, 2 of them were good…and 1 not so good.

3 new piercing. (ouch! but so worth it.)

3 painful days with out the internet, and even longer it you count the days where it was SO SLOW.

3.5 the average number of hours slept during the work week.

5 warts removed (and frogs get the bad wrap for being warty).

5 stops to find a piercing place that was open late on a week night…and we didn’t find one. So I guess that the real number is 6 because we went back the next day.

6 Starbucks stops.

Unknown oz. of Diet Coke, Go-Girl, and caffeine digested.

Charlotte in Pa, 5:55 PM | link | 7 comments |

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Digging domesticity in the south.

I arrived in Augusta, GA just one day after then end of the Master’s Golf Tournament so everything had pretty much returned to normal. Apparently I JUST missed quite an event. Upon my arrival, I was immediately given a thorough sniffing by Belle and Luna, PaintingChef’s furry children. I guess they decided I wasn’t there to steal their food, hugs, or toys because they seemed to be fine with me so we sat down to hammer out some ground rules.

I spent most of the time I was there hanging out with PaintingChef and her husband, watching them cook dinner and harass each other. Those two are kind of crazy; you wouldn’t believe the things they find to talk about. I also watched PaintingChef throw some paint around. Believe it or not, she really does paint! I chilled with the dog on the bed during the day while the people were at work. In the evenings we would be outside in the yard watching the neighborhood kids play with Belle. They’re crazy about that dog for some reason. It was all very domestic and uneventful but sometimes that’s the good stuff.

I did take a ride down to the Augusta National where they have the Masters. We tried to stop and take a picture but were threatened with incarceration and I’m pretty sure there isn’t bail money in this box of mine. So we moved on.

PaintingChef can make a mean margarita and I definitely had my share of those. Wow...I sure do hope I’m 21...

Things got a little crazy around the house after I’d been there a week so I decided to hang around and make sure that everyone was going to be fine. You’d be amazed at the calming effects my snazzy leather jacket and fuzzy skin have on a crazy hormonal lady! And for my efforts, I was rewarded with a kicky flower lei. I look kind of hot in it if you must know...

But I’m now on my way to sunny California to see Jessica Mazie. I can’t wait!! Does she live close to Hollywood? I think I'd make a great movie star...
Charlotte in Pa, 12:24 PM | link | 0 comments |

Monday, May 01, 2006

Umm.... hello

Hello from your Blog Frog Director. Thank you for your emails. Yes, I realize that it's been almost a month since someone has posted. And yes, I realize that you would all like your turns. I am very sorry for the delay. Please know that I am doing the best job I can - but some things are out of my control. I tell people who to mail Crazy Legs to... I ask them to only take a week because the list is long... I email and remind them to be considerate of those waiting. I have been in contact with Painting Chef, and she assures me that she's on top of it. Her life just happened to get extremely crazy right when the frog got there. Life happens sometimes, so please try to be patient. We'll get things rolling again soon....
Charlotte in Pa, 8:42 PM | link | 0 comments |

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Keeping Cool in the Arctic Circle

Sorry for the long delay for news of my Maine travels -- it has been a whirlwind 10 days with MarthaWho and her family. These people definitely kept me on my webbed toes.

MarthaWho and Mr. MarthaWho are performing in a play in Portland in a month so I've been a stowaway to a few rehearsals, and I've lent a green hand in helping them memorize their music and practice their dance steps. They were definitely shocked to learn that I am such an accomplished thespian myself. I did cut my teeth hopping around in those cruise ship shows and then there was that time I was the understudy to Kermit. So close to greatness I was... then again, the big Kerm doesn't have the blog presence I do ...

After rehearsals we'd reconvene late night to watch Tivo'd episodes of MW's favorite reality TV shows. It was my first large scale introduction to the onslaught of reality crap on TV. I do have to confess I kind of dig the wet jungle rainforest atmosphere in Survivor -- I saw a few of my colorful relatives from time to time in the nature shots which was way cool, and the bikini-clad ladies were nice eye candy too. My favorite reality program was American Idol, but that was until I learned last night that Mandisa got the boot. I thought she was safe when I voted 8 times for Chris. Major bummer.

When not treading the boards with the MW's, I spent some quality time outdoors taking in the beautiful surroundings. Maine has a lot of open speaces and the MW's have a river in their back yard. I was envisioning an evening of kicking back in a pint-size adirondack chair and sipping a few flytini's... but my visit did not correspond with the right season as you'll see from the photos to be posted.

All in all, Maine was nice -- but on my last day -- a full two weeks after the start of spring, and long after all of the winters' snow melted, we had a blizzard! Can you believe that? There was a full 2 inches of snow on the ground when MW packed me up for my next ride. This state is too cold for my thin blood -- needless to say I am glad to be moving south to Georgia, next. Bring on the sunshine, Painting Chef, because I am on my way!

(PS: Photos are uploading and as soon as MW figures out how to post them to the blog we'll post again later today!)
Charlotte in Pa, 9:40 AM | link | 0 comments |

Friday, March 24, 2006

Crazy Legs Has Arrived in Vacationland

Just a quick note to let all of my fans that I have arrived in Portland, Maine this afternoon. Just in time to see the last of the winter ice melt on the river in MarthaWho's backyard.

Photos and wonderful anecdotes of my adventures in the Pine Tree State to follow...
Charlotte in Pa, 4:37 PM | link | 1 comments |

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

If you can...

One of my new friends, ScottyGee is participating in a Relay For Life, to raise money to beat cancer. I've given him $20 that I had earmarked for beer... please stop by his blog to donate if you can!
Charlotte in Pa, 3:36 PM | link | 1 comments |