Trezza's Truth

Just my thoughts on everything . . .

More “Happy-Making” February 5, 2010

Filed under: Day-to-Day,Personal,Twilight — lissatz @ 11:21 am


Today, my good friend, Connie, made me realize yet another reason why I love Twilight so much. Not only did it help me break my unhealthy politics addiction, it also helped me get out (and stay out) of the depression I was having due to my miscarriage in August. I hadn’t even realized that until she reminded me that I had been e-mailing her and another friend about uncontrollable crying and depressing thoughts not long before I started reading the books. My miscarriage was August 12th and I started reading Twilight the first week of September. Wow. That is just amazing to me. Amazing because a) I had completely forgotten the timeframe in which that all occurred, and, b) that I hadn’t even realized how much Twilight helped me get through all that. I guess my mind was trying to suppress those horrible little memories (you know, instead of developing multiple personalities?). It actually makes me want to cry.

Connie says that Twilight is “happy-making” (a reference to another book series on my list to read, by the way) and I am constantly being reminded of how right she is. So, a huge thank you goes out to my girl Connie for bringing that important piece of information to my attention!

That’s all.


Too tired to come up with a “title” June 5, 2009

Filed under: Day-to-Day — lissatz @ 10:17 pm

Here are some pictures from when Glenn was in Phoenix from his website since mine were so bad:






Anyways, Glenn was awesome as expected. It was amazing. We had the BEST seats in the house – center, front row. There was about 3 feet between us and the stage and Glenn was often directly in front of us. Of course, as all good “performers” know, you should look at your audience, which Glenn did a lot. He looked at everyone, but every time he looked at me, I was like, “Oh my God. Glenn back is looking at me. For this very tiny moment of time, he actually knows I exist.” I know, I’m a freak, but I guess that’s how people react to their favorite musicians if they happen to get front row seats. Of course, I was hoping that after the show maybe – just maybe – he’d hang out for a few minutes and talk, sign autographs, whatever, but he didn’t. I guess he had to get right to the airport because he needed to be in San Diego the very next day for his next tour stop. I was disappointed, but not surprised. Later, via Twitter, I found out that those lucky bastards in San Diego got to talk to him and stuff after the show. Errrr. Bitterness taking hold. Oh, well.

Oh, I almost forgot that before the show, as we were standing in line to get in, a woman burned me with her cigarette – on accident, of course, but it looks really yucky right now. In fact, let me take a quick picture. You need to see what I’m officially calling my “Glenn Beck Wound of ’09”.



Of course, this picture sucks just like all my other ones. This doesn’t even do the wound justice! It actually looks rather disgusting at the moment. Can I sue someone for my charred skin? There must be someone I can get money out of for this. I know who I can call – Al Sharpton! I’m sure he can figure out some money-grubbing scheme. Oh, wait. I’m not “minority” enough for him. Oh, well. (I am TOTALLY kidding here, folks – no desire to actually sue anyone. I’m not a nut job, although some of you might disagree with my assessment.)

I’m not sure what else to say. I’m tired and I need to go to the animal shelter early in the morning (volunteering). I’m also trying to achieve my new goal of reading one book per month. So far, I’m only about 20 pages into a 200+ book – not so good so far. Thankfully, it’s not very long. Wish me luck!

That’s all.


Nothin’ Like the Front Row June 2, 2009

Filed under: Day-to-Day,Politics — lissatz @ 11:06 pm


(This is Stu, his “sidekick/producer”. I actually don’t even know what his official title is, but I love him. He’s hilarious.)


























Yes, most of these pictures are bad; they are blurry because we weren’t supposed to use flash (that’s what James says is the reason, at least). I also have a very short video, but stupid wordpress won’t allow it ’cause it’s not in the right format. I’m tired and it’s a “school” night, so I will blog about it tomorrow. It was awesome – funny, moving – trademark Glenn Beck. Loved it!!

That’s all.


Aaaaaahhhhhhh . . . (not a scream, a sigh of relaxation) May 31, 2009

Filed under: Day-to-Day — lissatz @ 6:53 pm


 James and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this weekend by going to FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Yes, I realize this is not a big trip, but the price was right and it was just long enough to get in some relaxation time.

Friday night we went to this little place called Carlsbad Tavern, which just happened to be right down the street, lucky for us. I had heard about it months ago, in particular, in regards to this habanero cheeseburger they make. I guess they chop up habanero and mix it in the burger itself. James loves hot food, so I figured this would be right up his alley. Although he acknowledged that it was, in fact, the hottest burger he had ever had, you wouldn’t have known it was even hot judging from his reaction. I seriously had the tiniest bite ever (about the size of half a dime) and my mouth immediately turned to fire. Woo! I cannot imagine indulging in an entire, ginormous burger! I had an amazing, huge, delicious burrito with this awesomely tender pork inside. So great! I also had a Horny Toad Margarita which was the strongest margarita I’ve ever had. Wow. The waitress asked me how it was about 3/4 of the way through. I said it was good. She then advised me that when the bartender handed it to her, he admitted that it was probably a bit strong. Ya think? Needless to say, I had to hand James the keys on our way out the door and I only had one drink.

Saturday was spent poolside drinking (basically, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). James had some beers and mojitos and I indulged in a couple of really good strawberry daquiris. Yum. At 2:00, I really got into relax mode with the help of an 80-minute full-body massage at the hotel spa. Again, totally amazing. This was only my second massage ever and I say the same thing to the therapist every time, “How do you expect me to go back into the real world after this? It’s just not possible.” Afterwards, I went right back out by the pool. At 5:45, we went to dinner at the hotel restaurant, Taggio. Both the food and service were amazing – a bit pricey, but well worth it. Sunday morning, I was back poolside for a couple hours before noon checkout. It was so nice every day not to have to hear the cats yelling at me bright and early for their food or worry about getting the dogs walked. There was also no litter box cleaning necessary or cleaning of any kind. Wonderful.

I would highly recommend FireSky to anyone, by the way. It wasn’t really big or really expensive. They were having a great deal when we booked and we got two nights for a little over $200 total. We ended up spending about another $200 on poolside drinks, my massage, etc., but, overall, not bad. It’s definitely upper scale, but not so much so that you feel uncomfortable or out of place. There were kids (surprisingly, none were annoying), middle-aged people, and even a few older ones – a pretty mixed crowd. There was no dress code at the restaurant. You could dress like you were going to Applebee’s, yet you were so NOT at Applebee’s.

Anyway, here are a few of the pictures:


(This was the pool with the beach. It wasn’t very big, but cool, nonetheless.)


(This was the other pool, at night – obviously. That’s fire on top of those 3 towers and waterfalls coming out of them into the pool.)


(One of the cabanas.)


(This is a little outside patio area where they have a wine bar every night.)


(View from our table outside at dinner.)

That’s all.


Why isn’t everyone watching this show? May 13, 2009

Filed under: Day-to-Day,T.V. Shows — lissatz @ 9:57 pm



The season finale was last night and I’d really like the next season to start next week, at the latest. I mean, really? How can I possibly wait until fall to see what happens next? Now this is true torture. Forget that waterboarding crap. That’s for wussies. This show is a-mazing and the last show did not disappoint. Seriously, why are you not watching this show?

Everyone needs to go out and either rent or buy season 1 on DVD when it comes out. You can’t just stroll into this show all willy nilly (spelling?). you won’t have a clue what’s going on.

If you’ve never heard of it, let me give you a very quick synopsis. Olivia Dunham (who’s actually British in “real life”) plays an FBI agent who ends up working with the “Fringe” division, which takes on “fringe science” cases. Fringe science is basically all the stuff you’ve ever seen in sci-fi movies/T.V. shows – teleportation, telekenesis, yada, yada, yada. She is joined in her work by the nutty and hilarious Walter Bishop (today’s Dr. Frankenstein/Einstein, who’s also British in real life, by the way) and his son, Peter Bishop (who also happens to be bit of a genius). Every actor on the show is amazing and the plot just keeps twisting and turning, but not so much that you get totally overwhelmed. In the season’s last episode, things start coming together, but, of course, there’s much, much more that we still do not know. Ooooooohhhhhh . . . I canNOT wait until next season!

That’s all.


Surpriiiiiise! April 29, 2009

Filed under: Day-to-Day,Miscellaneous,T.V. Shows — lissatz @ 5:23 pm


I thought I’d surprise the crap out of all of you and do two whole posts minus the politics! I know, I know . . . hard to believe, right?

Unfortunately, this is only going to be worth reading if you watch the show Heroes. This is also going to be a very quick post. I just have to comment really quick on the last episode. First of all, I thought it was great – despite the fact that my friend’s husband tried to bring me down by telling me that now everything is just back to the way it started (Peter has his power back, etc., etc.) Whatever! I still enjoyed it. Holy crap! When the president turned into Peter I couldn’t believe it! I don’t know why I didn’t call it, but I didn’t. Anyways, when Peter turned into the President I could not believe it! Woo hoo! Now that Peter’s got his powers back, I think it’s time to take his shirt off again. Peter will not truly be Peter until that happens. I thought maybe when they were all by that fire he’d take off his shirt, but alas, it was not too be. Oh, well. There’s always next season . . .

That’s all. (See? I told you it would be short.)

Here’s some more Milo/Peter for your viewing pleasure.



This one’s for you, Merlena! April 20, 2009

Filed under: Animals,Day-to-Day — lissatz @ 10:43 pm

Okay, so I got some feedback over the weekend that my blog has become too political. I’ve kind of been feeling that way myself lately, but it’s so hard for me not to go political! There’s just so much going on that I feel people need to know about, because I know they’re not getting this info from the local news media or even most of the mass media. While I definitely have some political stuff to put up here (seeing as I went to the Tea Party in Phoenix Wednesday), today, I’m doing it for the fans (err . . . fan).

First off, something amazing happened this morning at about 9:03. Glenn Beck (my “hero”, if you will) is coming to the Dodge Theater in Phoenix June 2nd. He’s calling it the “Common Sense Comedy Tour”. That’s right, he’s actually quite funny. He’s kind of basing it off of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” and what he thinks Paine would say today (if he were alive, of course). Anyway, his tour last summer did not come to Arizona, but they did do a live simulcast to movie theaters nationwide and I went to one of the participating theaters here to see it. I also have the show on DVD and it is awesome. You laugh, you cry, you fight the overwhelming urge to write Beck’s name on your ballot. Anyway, because I’m an “Insider” I got to purchase tickets early today. Do you want to guess where my seats are????!!!! That’s right, baby, FRONT ROW!!!!!! Woo-freakin’-hoo! I am so excited, I cannot even tell you. There are no words to give my excitement the justice it is due. As I’ve stated before, I am a geek. You have your U2s, Brad Pitts, Coldplays, Britney Spears, whatever, and I have Glenn Beck. Besides this event, the best seats I’ve ever had for a show were for one of the two (that’s right, two) Neil Diamond concerts I went to. (Quick story: First one was when I was seven, so I had no control. The second was when my Nana received tickets as a gift and my grandfather wasn’t able to go with her.) I could literally see the sweat beading up on the old-timers’ noggin. I couldn’t believe I had such good tickets for freakin’ Neil Diamond, of all people. Oh, wait. There were a few others, I guess – a Verve Pipe and Tonic show where I was literally in front of a ginormous speaker (that was awesome!) and Matchbox 20 before they were really famous at Celebrity Theater. Whatever, the point is I’ve never been this excited to see someone and I have the best seats EVER!! I do not know how I’m going to wait so long to see him. I was thinking, what if I get pregnant between now and then and I have morning sickness at the show? Then I was thinking that it wouldn’t stop me. I was envisioning myself with an airline barf bag, sitting there in the front row. How awesome would that be?   

The other thing I wanted to share were a few pictures I took when I was at the shelter a few weeks ago. They have what we endearingly call the “fat cat room”. This is the smallest cattery room and it holds cats on special diets. While there are a variety of reasons for their “special” diets, most of them are in there because they are simply too fat and we need to limit their food intake. I can’t even remember this cat’s name, but she cracked me up. First of all, as you can see, she is very fat. While I understand that being fat is not healthy for any living creature, I think fat cats are awesome. Somehow, it gives them more personality. Don’t ask me why or how, it just is. Secondly, I love the way this crazy girl is laying. Not many cats, or even dogs, lay (okay, I’m not sure if it’s “lie” or “lay”. I know I’m supposed to be an English major, but I can’t remember the rule and don’t feel like investigating it right now) like this so it makes me laugh when I find one that does. So, I just wanted to share the pictures and this is the explanation.



That’s all . . . for now.