Sunday, December 31, 2006

Return to Our Youth

Today, Skii, Izzy and I are going Roller Skating!


Now, I can't speak for Skii, but I haven't been skating since 1991. Not to toot my own horn, I was a pretty good skater, but in these past 15 years, I'm sure my skills have gotten quite rusty! But I've dusted off my skates, bought some new laces, and am ready to hit the rink!



So, with that being said, everyone please say a prayer that neither Skii nor I break a hip or any other bone in our bodies while trying to just have some fun!



* Update: Neither Skii nor I broke a bone and Izzy only fell 3 times! She became more comfortable once we got "cheater skates" for her instead of real skates. She just couldn't quite get the hang of having wheels on her feet that go forwards AND backwards....and quickly at that! Hope everyone had a great New Years!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I've got some dates lined up!!! YEA!!!!!!!


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Saturday, December 16, 2006

The day I thought would NEVER come!






Today is Graduation Day! Yea!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'm it!

I'VE BEEN TAGGED

I have been tagged by NMOTB! (Must have been for that NKOTB joke when she first started blogging!)

A - Available/Single? Yes (much to my mother's dismay)
B - Best Friend? Skiingred
C - Cake or Pie? Is there really a choice???
D - Drink Of Choice? Strawberry Daquiri
E - Essential Item You Use Everyday? My brain (Quit laughing Dorfus!)
F - Favorite Color? crystally blue
G - Gummy Bears Or Worms? worms....they stick to the ceiling better
H - Home or Homesick? Homesick
I - Indulgence? sweets
J - January Or February? June
K - Kids & Their Names? I am allergic to goats
L - Life Is Incomplete Without? Chocolate
M - Marriage date? If someone knows, please tell me!
N - Number Of Siblings? 2, both older. Yep, that's right! I'm the youngest!!
O - Oranges Or Apples? Apples
P - Phobias/Fears? Neon colored clothing making a comeback!
Q - Favorite Quote? "It's been real, and it's been fun. But I can't say it's been real fun."
R - Reason to Smile? It's December 12th and 50 degrees out in OHIO!
S - Season? Summer
T - Tag 3 or 4 people? Dorfus, Phats, The Princess Nuttina
U - Unknown Fact About Me? well if I told you, then it wouldn't be unknown, now would it?
V - Vegetable you don’t like? Brussell Sprouts
W - Worst Habit? Being too sarcastic for my own good
X - X-rays You’ve Had? Teeth and ankle a;though not at the same time.
Y - Your Favorite Food? Seafood
Z - Zodiac Sign? Cancer the Crab

What to do with a MeMe:

Copy the idea of the MeMe into a new post on your blog. Answer the questions. Tag 3 people. (Make sure you leave them a comment letting them know they've been tagged.)

Monday, December 11, 2006

What a great Christmas story! Click here to see it!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

A PSA for the masses

When you visit this guy:



You tend to have to visit this guy afterward:


Or at least I have found this to be true the last TWO times I've eaten with the BK at two different ones! Whether these episodes are connected or not, I'm going to try to never eat there again!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wicked Wind

With the wild winds we had on Friday night, this is the aftermath for my neighbors!


This 50-yr-old Oak tree came crashing down on Friday night.


Some of the limbs are touching the power and phone lines coming from their house.


As you can see, the roots didn't get pulled out.
Rather, it got snapped at the base!
Thank God the little animal statue wasn't hurt!


However, their swing wasn't so lucky.


Neither was their bird bath.


Here's just another view of the fallen Mighty Oak.


They're just fortunate that it didn't fall a different way that would have damaged their house or their NEW car!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Only one night in a week

I've never had this happen before. There are shows that I LOVE to watch and would never dream of missing an episode. So, why is it that the TV execs got this brilliant idea to put ALL my favorite shows on the same night and at the same time?!

Here's the line-up for tonight:

at 9pm

SCRUBS

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
(Mmmmmm Stokes...what a hottie!!)

THE O.C. (cause I miss 90210)

GREY'S ANATOMY

at 10pm

ER

MEN IN TREES

So, have all the days been collapsed into just one and no one told me about it? Cause I really would like to know.

How about Wednesdays?? Now there's a day where NOTHING is on since Lost ended until January (or is it February?). Couldn't they have put one or two shows on that night?! Huh?! I tell ya, it MUST be men running those networks! No sense of organization at all!!

(to all my readers: please don't take offense, that is unless you are unorganized and coincidentally male.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

'Tis the Season

Next Friday is our company Christmas party. Yea!

I need to bring a $10 gift that would be suitable for a male or a female. Ugh!

Any Suggestions????


Nicholson of "The Australian" newspaper:



Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It’s officially Official!

I am gainfully employed at a business where I’ll actually utilize my degree! Who’d a thunk it?

Friday, November 17, 2006

We're Number One!

Ohio ranks first out of all the states in libraries!

However, since it's become so expensive for people to attend college, no one will learn how to read and thus USE these magnificent libraries.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

On post #236....

...I offically got offered a job where I'm interning!



(of course I still have to pass the drug test....gotta really study for that one!)

cartoon by: Patricia Storms
www.stormsillustration.com

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Your Dosha is Pitta

You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.

You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.

Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.

But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.

With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you

In love: You are picky but passionate

To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.

What's Your Dosha?


***This is what a "dosha" is.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Does anyone else find it ironic that we elect our state officials in a church?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Nudity in Nature

****CAUTION!! THE FOLLOWING PICTURES CONTAIN NUDITY
AND SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED BY CHILDREN!****

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Here's one of the many "naked"*
trees we have in our yard





And their "clothes" they've strewn about the place!





Our neighbors' yard across the street...
They must be waiting for this tree




to drop all it's leaves before touching the others!




Our neighbors to the west have promptly cleaned
up their leaves and had their trees trimmed.
[the husband is 94 (that's not him...
that's my dad with his "rake") & the wife, 82!]






This is their only tree that still has
it's leaves....for now.





These are pictures of a mum that we have in our flowerbed.

Part of it isn't doing so hot after the frosts we've had, but this
was a good looking side for a picture.


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I hope this wasn't too graphic and
that all cookies were left untossed.




* The term "naked," in regards to trees, comes from when my brother was little. He would say that once a tree loses all its leaves, it becomes naked!!! :)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

White noise

I'm sure all of you have heard of the term "white noise." Well, my office employs this "technology" and I have to tell you, it drives me INSANE!!!! The incessant droning of the noise makes me want to gouge my eyes out so I have to go back to my other job....ok, that's a little far-fetched, but pretty close!

I've never been one to be able to ignore sounds that just drone on and on constantly. Fans? Can't stand 'em. Ventilation running? Rather open a window.

These sounds just give me a headache and literally make it difficult to work. It's SO loud that I have a hard time hearing people on the phone. One person asked "What if you have music playing?" To which I replied, "I do, but I can't turn it up loud enough to drown out the white noise without it blairing!" (hence defeating the purpose of the white noise)

I was told they had to turn it up in my area b/c of the three women who sat there. They were a little on the loud side. Well, the one is gone and another is out of the office most of the time and the third doesn't say much now b/c the others are gone. Supposedly it can be turned down, so I think I'll be asking to have that done...and soon!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

If you plant wildflowers, are they still considered wild?

Friday, October 20, 2006

Sad news

Yesterday, a postal carrier was shot and killed in Canton. She was delivering mail in a very shady part of the city. The day before, she had heard shots fired and went back to the post office without delivering the rest of the mail.

Today I found out that she was someone I knew. I met her through my friend D. She was a very cool person. So kind, caring, loving, full of life! I will miss her.

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New toy

I bought a digital camera today! Now, don't get all excited. It was only $20 and it's really really small.

It's a keychain camera that takes a few pics, had no flash and can also be used as a video cam and webcam. Skii and I tried to get the webcam to work tonite, but alas there was no luck to be had. I'd show you a pic of it, but I can't take a pic of my camera with my camera....duh.

Anyway, here's a pic of it from the site:



Yeah, so it's not that great, but it should work for those times when you say "gee I wish I had a camera!" (esp since my phone doesn't have one either!) Bad thing: no flash! Thought it did, but was just the view finder that you have to hold 5 miles away from your eye and then you still can't see anything. Oh well.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Must be my last day in Hell!


And if you need one for yourself or someone else, click here!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Movie review

I actually got out to see a couple movies these past couple weeks. Both of them were great in their own rights too. Very good choices I must admit!


First up:
Little Miss Sunshine


This is a story about a family who drives from AZ to CA in order for their little girl Olive to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine Pagent.


Her grandpa helps her secretly with her talent, a dance routine. The brother, Duane, won't speak until he gets into the Air Force to become a pilot.


As they travel, mishaps abound which makes for a very interesting and funny (in both a "funny, haha" & "funny, sad" kind of way) plot. If you have a chance to see it, I would highly recommend it. A great friend of mine recommended it to me and after I saw it, I told him he was right.
Next up:
The Departed



What can I say about this movie?! It was a great ride from beginning to end. No slow parts whatsoever. This movie kept Skii & I guessing up until the very end!

Jack's character, Frank, was larger than life, which I doubt was a stretch for Jack. His perfomance kinda reminded me of "The Shining"....just kinda crazy.


Mark "Marky Mark" Walhberg did a great job being the hard-nosed sidekick to Sheen's Queenan. (although I was SO looking for the "Funky Bunch" to show up, but alas they did not)


Seeing Leo up on the big screen though made me forget all about that stupid little boat movie he made a few years ago. He looks a lot hotter now!


So, get out there and go see a movie!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

A way to increase voter turn-out

I have a plan that will increase the voter turn-out by millions...if not billions! I know you're probably thinking that it's impossible, but once you hear my plan, you'll realize how truly brilliant it is....ergo how brilliant I am as well.

Now, there are many candidates that start out in the beginning, right? Then it just dwindles down until there are at least two, if not three or so candidates to choose from. So, there you are in the little booth trying to remember who was bashed the most/least out of the candidates and then choose one. Or perhaps you do it by whose name you like more or who's cuter. However you devise your plan to vote, you'll no longer have to rely on it b/c you'll now be an informed voter and be more confidant in your choice.

Ok, I know you're all waiting to hear my miraculous plan, so here it goes...it's kinda like an analogy.People like reality TV, right? They love the drama, the fights, the "reality" of it all. They love to call and vote for their favorites or vote off those they despise. However, no one really likes politicians. Never know who's telling the truth and who's lying.

So, to solve this problem, I propose that we take ALL the candidates and have them live together according to the office they're running for. Each week they have to do amazing stunts to help the public decide who should win. Week after week the number of candidates would dwindle down until only the best were left. Then at the end, it's a winner take all wrestling match....people love wrastlin', don't they???

That's my proposal. Anyone think it might work? I sure do! More people would vote and maybe, just maybe we'd get to who the candidates really are instead of just trying to get through the voting season without shooting our TV's b/c of all the dang ad's that run non-stop! Or just picking people by making a cool design with the puncher thingy and hoping our Chad's don't dangle! :D