maveness: (Mears/Vickers - Potential)
( Sep. 1st, 2010 01:49 pm)
New LJ Stuffs: I don't have my Facebook or Twitter linked to my LJ. So that's safe.

Family Tree Fun: Just found out that there are four Grovers in my family tree. And that's just hunting through two lines.

New Phone Fun: I now have a Crackberry. That is purple. So I named it Evil!Kenseth. I could have opted for "Crown Royal was Jamie's sponsor last year" and named it after Jamie Mac, but I'm still saving naming anything after Jamie for the whole labrador retriever thing. (You know, get one yellow lab, one chocolate lab, name one Jamie and the other Elliott.)

Current TV Fannish Obsessions: Covert Affairs has caught on for me. Of course Merlin is still on the list. Leverage is still there as well. And Fringe of course. That's everything I got obsessed with this summer. LOL Four shows. I'm good! Wait, I forgot Rizzoli and Isles (Which is sad, cause I'm watching it right this second). Five!
maveness: (McSadler - Laid)
( Jan. 15th, 2010 11:15 am)

Things that are important regarding NASCAR and Twitter.

1. Jamie Mac is on Twitter (finally!).

2. Jamie Mac finally followed someone on Twitter.

3. Jamie Mac followed Elliott Sadler, who is also following Jamie. (Yes, my slashy little heart is anticipating with glee.)

4. Jamie Mac followed Juan Pablo. (I DON'T EVEN!)



I actually had awesome things to say, but in short, the banter at the end was hysterical (and you can tell it was totally ad libbed). And the x-ray machine part? OMG. I screamed laughter SO loud.

(Also, Langley!!!!!)
maveness: (AI - Allison)
( Nov. 24th, 2009 10:40 am)
Song Help

Looking for a song: Mrs. Berry by Hurricane Chris.

I've been told there's two versions, with the Mrs. Berry version being the rarer version. That's the one I need. (My sister got married and guess what her new last name is...)



I'm a gleeful girl. Just now watching RaceDay from this past Sunday, and all my dreams are coming true. Upon finding out that Jamie was driving the Bass Pro Shops car for sure, Ellyut invited him up to go hunting for four or five days. (No word if Jamie is going to give nursery decorating tips in exchange.) I swear, of the things I requested for Yuletide, two are already coming true!!!!
maveness: (Stewart - Fries)
( Oct. 30th, 2009 07:25 pm)

We have official confirmation: The Sadlers are having a boy.

(My disappointment is profound. I wanted them to have a girl so Uncle Jamie could do her hair. Yes, I'm just that evil.)

This was announced as Carl Edwards was on the show and the hosts were giving Carl and Elliott baby gifts. (Kudos for it being books!) Carl's little girl is due just before Elliott's little boy. Carl's immediate response upon hearing that Elliott was having a boy? That Elliott better keep his little boy away from Carl's little girl. LOL
maveness: (Default)
( Sep. 10th, 2009 08:57 am)
1. Harry Potter: If you love me, you'll rec me some Ron/Hermione fics.

2. So You Think You Can Dance: Last night's ep was Hines-tastic. I so love tappers. And honestly, it's one of the few forms of dance that feels gender neutral. Bianca, Ryan and the new guy all have their own styles in tap, but there isn't something inherently girly or masculine about any of them.

3. Supernatural: SPN TONIGHT!!!!! *glee*

4. Caffeine Withdrawal: Had nothing caffeinated on Tuesday or Wednesday. Am drinking a Coke right now as I woke up with a headache. Of course, that could have been from all the sleeping (two hour naps on both days without, plus at least 10 hours' sleep each night), but either way, I don't do migraines. I can go back to no caffeine tomorrow. One Coke every three days is way better.

5. Lasik: Have an appointment for a lasik consultation next Wednesday. 90 minutes of eye dilation fun.

6. Chester: Finally, a picture of him minus hair. Sadly, the picture doesn't do the lion cut justice. Just remember, he went from hair that was about three inches long at its shortest to a foot long at its longest to this ).

7. NASCAR: So there's a BBSadler on the way. I've got money on it being a girl, because then we'll have to have a BBMcMurray and lord knows a boy would be lost on Jamie. So it would be funny if there was a baby boy McMurray.
maveness: (Dreamboat)
( Apr. 2nd, 2009 02:49 pm)

Watching NASCAR Classics on SPEED. Ellyut beating Kasey at Texas. *squee*



Went to my grandmother's house for lunch, which was an excuse to visit and get protein into her. So we had sausage casserole. I'm nearly dying because I ate so much.

Sausage Casserole

1 lb. sausage*, crumbled, browned
8 oz. wild rice, cooked
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 C. onion
grated cheese**

Combine ingredients. Put in casserole dish. Cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

* If you're in their distribution area, Neese's Sausage. Preferrably the HOT. The recipe is a Neese's recipe, so it's keeping in mind the exact ingredients in the sausage.

** You can put the cheese in, or you can sprinkle it across the top. I put it across the top. My cheese mixture was Colby/Monterrey Jack.


Sewing Update

My dress is cut out, so next up is sewing. I have to alter the pattern slightly because I need to put a zipper in, but I'm going to put it in the side seam, so no problems on that front.
maveness: (Green)
( Mar. 30th, 2009 01:52 pm)
1. Anyone see Ingrid's new haircut yesterday? (Granted, DW and Co. all noted it as well, so if you were at the race you missed it.)

2. At the very very very end of NASCAR Raceday they had Hermie interviewing Ellyut and Jamie together. And Hermie yet again made Jamie almost choke on his water. Good times.

3. The truck race is a wreckfest. *sigh* I kind of haven't been paying attention. I need to pay attention, though, to line up for these races ahead of time. Ken Schrader is in it. I should have been up there trying to get his autograph for my uncle.


The USPS hijacked my fabric shipment. I might, just might, get it today. There's a sage knit for a long dress and a black on white floral knit for a short dress. Not to mention I finally cut out the pattern yesterday and have a more casual simple cotton to make a long dress with (for super casual wear).
Elliott And Amanda's Wedding Dance

For the record, Elliott is wearing tennis shoes. I spent more time laughing over that.

Stanley Studfinder

maveness: (What?)
( Mar. 1st, 2009 11:25 am)
I slept 13 hours last night. Just got up at 11.

I blame the dirty dream I had. About Michael Waltrip.

(Knowing too much about Mikey and his dirty mind apparently combined with hormones to create that dream. I don't know! I was watching House Hunters before bed! There is no reason!)

At least my brain kept things realistic. And he only got to second base.

ETA: Biffle has the flu. McMurray has the flu. I call shenanigans if Sadler pops up with the flu next.
maveness: (McShortenstuff)
( Feb. 15th, 2009 07:30 pm)
2009 Daytona 500

Bonehead move of the race: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

I'm trying to decide if it's just Carl Edwards at Talledega during the Chase level of bonehead or a special level above that. Here's the reasons why. It was finally figured out in post race interviews that Junior didn't realize Vickers was racing him for position. That's the only saving grace Junior gets. If you're not racing a guy for position, you wouldn't expect them to block you like that. The thing is, it's still WAY too aggressive of a move. (Carl did a bonehead move by failing at basic racing technique to other Chasers during the Chase. But which is worse? I'm still up in the air.)

The great thing is, no one can ever ever EVER bring up that Talladega race again. Ever.


Psychic revelation of the race: Elliott Sadler

For predicting that he totally wouldn't win. I think that actually qualifies as a last lap pass for the win, doesn't it? I wouldn't want to be trying to interview Elliott tonight. I know he finished fifth, but that's going to be a whole lotta bitter man.


Who saw that coming event of the race: Matt Kenseth

Raise your hand if you saw that one coming. Now raise your hand if you thought the robot would leak motor oil all over pit road. (OMG, the crying into Katie's shoulder was SO CUTE. Yes. I want to cuddle a Kenseth.) Now the only thing he has to contend with is going to NYC and doing interviews. For Kenseth, he just won the biggest race of his life and now will be subjected to hell.


Interview that is going to make everyone love or hate a driver: Brian Vickers

Dude had every right to be pissed. And it'll only be slightly less angry-making when he finds out that Junior didn't wreck him intentionally but didn't know he was on the same lap as Junior.


Commercials made of win: Toyota, that zoomy monstery Sprint commercial, Lowe's, probably something I'm forgetting

Toyota: Vickers screaming and hiding from the scary robot! Mikey battling it with pipes! Hamlin's shirt being ripped off (while thankfully he had an undershirt on)! Reutimann! No Logano!

Zoomy Sprint Commercial: Dude, Carl Edwards as the Yellow Eyed Demon. Nuff said.

Lowe's: Chad says "Jimmie, what are you doing down there?" I say "TOTALLY SLASHY."

ETA: Every commercial with Bobby Labonte and his ass OMG!!!!! [ profile] comeawayeasy, I swear, we were already excited he had commercials. And then they focused on his ass and there was squealing and thinking of you. And THEN she GRABBED HIS ASS and I died!!!!
maveness: (Dreamboat)
( Jan. 27th, 2009 02:21 pm)
60 Most Beautiful People in NASCAR

Number 10: Elliott Sadler

What we have here is a case of "good old boy good looking". In actuality, I think Hermie is more my cup of tea. But when it comes down to which I find more overall attractive at just random times, I can't vote against Elliott. Or his fine ass. The uniforms were made for his build. (What? He's got a great ass. Go with it.)

Obviously my favorite Elliott is the one with the facial hair. I have to admit, I'm not a facial hair fan, but his has grown on me. Well, not literally, but I find I prefer him with facial hair. And the floppy haired look.

Bonus picture under here )
maveness: (Laughter)
( Jan. 9th, 2009 11:42 am)

Lord a mercy. Keeping track of the GEM craziness is a full time job!

So, Ellyut back in the 19.

Dinger racing on a (very) limited schedule in the 10.

Dinger's people, during negotiations for a ride, never were told that it would be for Ellyut's ride.

But Dinger's business manager was the one that said Dinger would be in the 19, if I remember correctly.

(Methinks Dinger's business manager sucks ass at PR.)
maveness: (Dreamboat)
( Dec. 27th, 2008 11:23 pm)
Dear NASCAR Team Owners:

Why is it when I prepare for the drivers I know are going to get the shaft or might get the shaft, you hit me with one that no one saw coming?

God, I love AJ, and he was one of those that did get the shaft and didn't deserve to, but DAMN. Damn, GEM. Seriously. DAMN.
maveness: (Definitely Funny)
( Nov. 2nd, 2008 03:24 pm)
The Slash Writes Itself

There was petting. And undressing. On my TV.

Also known as, Elliott Sadler apparently decided to play with Jamie's hair while Jamie was on camera, which caused Jamie to turn around, laugh, then take off Elliott's hat (and then the camera cut away).

Let it be known that I'm totally reading this all as loving caresses and whatnot.

ETA: Also, Baby Ella owns my soul. That kid is freaking cute. (And from the side angle, a clone of the Boo.)
maveness: (Default)
( Oct. 8th, 2008 03:02 pm)
NASCAR News and Notes

1. In the ever-changing landscape of silly season, we have some notable changes for the rest of this year. Patrick Carpentier is out of the 10 effective immediately (Evernham being his douchey best) and AJ Allmendinger will be driving the 00 at Charlotte, then the 10 for the rest of the year. No news on either of them about next year.

2. Samantha Mae Mears was born yesterday. She's named after great-grandmother.

3. Elliott Sadler will be driving a pink car. Well, not totally pink. Pink and black. Okay, so more black than pink. *g* Wanna see what his uniform will look like? )



Tony Stewart, Ward Burton, David Ragan, David Reutimann, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, AJ Allmendinger, Brian Vickers, Bobby Labonte, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Jeff Burton )
maveness: (NASCAR - Reach)
( Jul. 14th, 2008 10:32 am)


For the Elliott Sadler-as-singer fans and [ profile] tourofduty's Stewiffle muse: Ellyut was singing Journey and Biffle and Stewart were all chummy and playing nice.

(Side bonus of commentary on Jeffy and Ella cuteness.)
Random Picspam: New Hampshire Edition

NASCAR picspam! Because really, who would have thought that New Hampshire would provide the most awesome of all awesome pictures?

(And the cheesetastic picture of Truex trying to be the official cheesey snack of NASCAR is not included. Mainly because it's everywhere. You can't miss it.)

Here be kissing, wet t-shirts, bad hair, and FoxSports Slash! )


In Other Sports News

1. Olympics trials are of the awesome.
2. The dang Visa commercial with the guy breaking down and his daddy helping him makes me cry.
3. And the Yankees/Furries story is entirely too entertaining for words.
maveness: (Default)
( Jun. 6th, 2008 09:57 am)
Driving of Late

The morons in the area are on the road. I know because they keep trying to buy me a new car.

1. Dude 1 is in turn lane. Dude apparently should have been going straight. Dude doesn't turn left and turn around down the road. Dude doesn't ease out into the intersection and shoot across straight when he gets the chance. Dude waits through several cycles of the light until there's an opening to go straight, screwing everyone behind him, then acting like we're the idiots for laying on the horn.

2. Dude 2 passes me on the right at 90 mph. Speed limit is 65. I'm going 70. It's important to note, I was in the right hand lane. (Saw him again the next day. This time at least he passed me on the left.)

3. Worst of all - the Woman Of Idiocy. WOI pulls up to a stop light and turns right on red. Rolling stop. Unfortunately for her, I was halfway through the intersection going straight, as I had the green light. Considering I had PMS, it's a miracle that I just said a mental thanks that there was no wreck, that the woman realized as she was turning what she had done wrong, and that she pulled to the side to avoid a wreck on the ramp to the highway. Twas all good. Until her bitch of a passenger turned around and flipped me off. Let's just say I slammed on the horn and saluted that idiot right back. You don't nearly t-bone someone and then flip them off for being the victim!


And For Your Viewing Pleasure

In doing something yesterday, I stumbled upon this old picture of Elliott Sadler. From, like...2001 or something.

Yeah, I can't help but stare. The uniform doesn't do anything for his butt (I forgot how bad the uniforms used to be), but really, who's staring at his butt?

maveness: (Default)
( May. 21st, 2008 02:19 pm)
Work Today

I'm not getting any work done today, and the reason can be summed up as this ). Yep. Dog came to work with me. This is what happens when the air conditioning breaks at home.


Horse Racing

Big Brown probably winning the Triple Crown is kind of a let down this year. For one, he's owned by a conglomerate. For another, it's just a crappy horse year. And there's the fact that the emphasis on fast over sturdy when breeding (and lineage over going outside the "accepted" gene pool). Smarty Jones was a great horse in the horse world because he wasn't the status quo.

So to pick myself up slightly (cause I'm still bummed over Eight Belles), a reminder of the two horses that encompass everything I fell in love with in regards to the Triple Crown.

Sunday Silence )

Charismatic )

Oddly enough, I just realized that my favorite horses were from 1989 and 1999. Which bodes well for next year.


All Star Race

My family (me, mom, dad, sister) went to the All Star Race on Saturday night. This was my parents' first race. And they have little interest in racing. *g*

So, the annoying first - chain smoking obnoxious drunks that constantly hit you in the head and kick you in the ass for the. entire. race. And a family with ADD that doesn't pay attention when you tell them "the merchandise trailers are thataway" and proceed to walk through the gates, into the track. (Which means we got to our seats at 4:00. And I didn't get to use the FanView I was loaned. Or get to go by the Team Red Bull trailer. Overall, I got screwed.)

The great was pretty much everything else.

The Showdown

1. I screamed muchly when people were introduced. My family was amused.

2. AJ winning was AWESOME. Twould have been awesomer if Brian or David Ragan had been second, but I'll take what I can get.

3. They didn't show on TV that AJ was exceedingly apologetic to Ellyut. He got loose and the car walked up the track, which, hey, the cars don't wreck as easily as they used to. But it meant he got into Ellyut, which ended Ellyut's day, and AJ felt so very bad about it. He spent a great amount of time apologizing, even more time than he spent celebrating.

4. When AJ got done with his SPEED interview, he turned around and Brian was right there to congratulate him. They did lots of manly hugging.

The Burnout Competition

1. It smelled bad. *g*

2. Jimmie's tires exploding was loud. We all jumped.

3. Kevin's tires didn't explode as loudly.

The All Star Race

1. I made my mother pay particular attention to Junior's introduction. She was very amused by the crowd reaction.

2. I also made her pay attention to Kyle Busch's introduction. She said the crowd was mean. I pointed out that Kyle pretty much asks for it. (Although I did find the crowd mean for booing Kyle's pit crew at the Pit Crew Challenge. They're not Kyle.)

3. I spotted Kasey's pit crew before he was announced as the fan vote winner, which I was able to tell the preteen girl in front of me sporting a Kasey Kahne hat, carrying a fan sign. Hey, if it couldn't have been Ellyut and wasn't Brian or David Ragan, at least the kid got her guy in.

4. DJ and that UPS truck was even more awesome in person.

5. "God Bless America" sounded worse in person, but thankfully "The Star Spangled Banner" sounded great.

6. Drums on TV - good. Drums in person - way too echoy.

7. The crowd often had no clue what was going on. So our first indication that Kyle was in trouble was when his car stayed on pit road after the mandatory 10 minute period. The cheer you heard on TV when they started pushing it back down pit road was because that's when we found out he was out. It was AWESOME.

8. My dad laughed his ass off when Junior took the lead. Mainly because the crowd went nuts.

9. My dad turned to me after the last pit stop and said "Junior's in trouble for taking that long, he won't win". If my dad, who only has a slight clue about racing, can tell that a four tire stop is bad, how come the driver and crew couldn't figure it out? I know the car was wicked loose, but damn!

10. My family got tired of me screaming "GO BIFFLE" for the last two segments. They had to deal.

11. The most incredible moment of the night came post-race, while they were dragging out the victory stage. DJ was put up on the big screen as he was getting out of his car. If you thought he was teary during the anthem, that was nothing compared to the crying he was doing after the race. I admit to getting teary-eyed myself.
maveness: (Default)
( May. 5th, 2008 03:43 pm)
In the span of a minute, two things perked me up slightly.

*points at icon*

*then points at picture*



maveness: (Default)


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