Thursday, July 31, 2008

Well, I may have been living in a bubble

You are all gonna laugh when I admit this....

I just watched Pretty in Pink for the first time a few weeks ago. (Cut me a little slack, wouldya ... I was only 6 when it came out originally)

I got sucked in immediately, and loved every moment of it.

I was torn between wanting Andie to choose Blane or Duckie. All the while I couldn't wait for Andie and Blane to kiss, my heart was heavy for Duckie, because he just loved Andie so.

Next up .... The Breakfast Club (because I don't believe I've seen that yet in it's entirety either)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Let's not count our chickens

During Monday night's Cubs game against Milwaukee, my son was starting to celebrate a little prematurely.

It was my time to gently tell him a golden rule to being a Cubs fan.

We never count our chickens before they hatch.

A few minutes later, he was bouncing around and talking of winning again.

I just said "What did I tell you about our chickens?"

He says "Mine already hatched!"

The Cubs did win, but there's still alot I need to teach this boy about bleeding Cubby blue.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tits For Troops

Somehow my boobs & I find ourselves on the net quite a bit.

I decided to enter mine and show my support. Check it out here.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baseball Obsession

My son is obsessed with baseball. While he strongly favors the Cubs, he enjoys the entire game of baseball and knows several other players throughout the league.

The other night the Cubs played a late game (in Arizona), and we told him he could not stay up to watch. He threw a fit, and cried about missing his beloved Cubbies, but we thought he ended up going to sleep.

It wasn't until the morning that we found out he locked his bedroom door, turned on his TV and watched the game anyway. Needless to say, he was grounded from TV the next day, which meant missing yet another Cubs game.

So what did he do first thing the next morning? Turned on SportsRise to get the full report of the games. This is now his morning routine.

He eats, sleeps and breathes baseball at this point. In fact, his previous obsession with Star Wars took a backseat. That is until we found him this shirt .....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ah, the sights I see

My job involves making the deposits, so I find myself going to the bank several times each week. Sometimes I go in the afternoon, sometimes I don't go until I'm just about to head home for the day.

The bank is in the little downtown area of town, where there are always people on foot and bike.

As I'm heading down the road, I see a biker up ahead and prepare myself to avoid him as there is no bike path and he's in the road. As I get closer, I take note of his legs and how they looked. They were bent weird, and as I passed him I realized why he looked so bizarre.

He was much too big and tall for this bike! Honestly, he looked ridiculous. To sum it up .... Imagine Shrek on a 10-speed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Trip to the Hardware Store

Yesterday I needed to pick up something for the office, so off to the hardware store I go.

As I'm walking in wearing my adorable new heeled Crocs, I notice an employee right outside the door, oggling. Here I am making a simple trip to the store for some emergency exit sign light bulbs, and I'm feeling like a piece of meat (but I do take a bit of satisfaction in this as well because I was looking rather cute, if I do say so myself).

Later I decided that I'd really like to take another trip there, find myself a male employee and tell him that I'm looking for a screw.

You know, just for shits & giggles.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just kick that monster's ass!

The end is classic....


Reminds me of the classic line in Christmas Vacation when little Ruby Sue mentions that the dog was nervous, and "Shittin' bricks". When Clark tells her that she shouldn't use that word, she replies "Sorry. Shittin' rocks."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'll take a chocolate covered troll with a side of tits

So this past Friday, I hosted a chocolate party (I'll refrain from names because 1) I don't feel I need to advertise and 2) it's entirely not the company's fault and I don't really care to tarnish their name) and it was ..... well ..... disasterous.

First of all, the consultant ends up an hour late. Yes, my guests sat around for an hour before she even arrived. I think it may have been that her phone books kept slipping and she couldn't see over the steering wheel (you'll understand later).

Prior to my guests arriving, I commented to my husband that I swore she must only be 16, because she had this little voice. I said "Watch me be completely wrong and a 10-foot 350 lb ogre will be at the front door".

When she finally arrived, I realized she was small, everywhere but her chest. This girl was top heavy, and I was afraid she was going to tip over.

So in she comes and she waltzes past the pile of sandals at the front door (that might be your first clue that we take our shoes off in the house) and stands there a moment, peering into the kitchen where everyone is gathered and asks where she can set up. Ummmm, how about the bathroom? I figured right next to the kitty litter box would be nice. (At this point, Bill Engvall would have said "Here's your sign")

She doesn't apologize to the group, doesn't introduce herself; she just goes about attempting to melt the chocolate in her tempering machine. When she finally does speak, it's to mumble something about cocoa beans and next thing I know we're passing around a container of beans to look at. I don't care .... where's the chocolate?

Then, we get to sample cocoa powder. As if we really eat it plain on a regular basis that we need to know what it tastes like on it's own. So she puts it onto a small paper plate and sits it down on the table in front of a couple party guests. They just look at it, and she asks "Oh, did you want some spoons?" .... No, we'll just lick our fingers and dunk it in. (Here's your sign)

There was no other sampling. Simply cocoa powder and the melted chocolate we got to dip all the goodies (I provided) in. She passed around packages of a couple things, and mumbled a few things which we didn't all get.

There was never a mention of a chocolate martini (though we discussed it on the phone the week prior to the party) and not a drop served. No explanation of things, not even who to write checks out to once orders were being placed (and trust me, there weren't many ... I'll put it to you this way, I think I'm lucky if the party brought in $40 in sales - she was that bad.)

When she walked through the house and across the carpet a third time with her shoes on, I took note. About a 2 inch heel. She was probably lucky to be 4'10" with the shoes on. I'm sure with her shoes off she wouldn't have been able to reach the counter top.

It was the worst home show I've ever encountered, but damn we got some laughs at the expense of the chocolate toting troll.

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's my Blogoversary!

I've been a part of the blogging world for 4 years now. At the beginning, my posting was sporadic and very much just a day to day journal of my life with a toddler and newborn at home.

So much has changed since then. I've done so much growing as a person, and my kids are now grown so much that the newborn I had 4 years ago, is getting ready to go off to preschool.

I hope to be blogging for many, many more years!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Garage Sale Mania

The last 3 days were spent participating in a community wide garage sale. Yesterday I wasn't quite sure why my face hurt (no comments from the peanut gallery) and after I came inside the redness came out more and more. Yeah, I ended up with a sunburn on my face and one of my legs (yeah, I don't know either).

But - can't complain - the sale was successful and we made over $1000! Now I can buy more crap that'll end up in future sales!

I'm pooped and it's back to work tomorrow.....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Totally Random

The hose-happy driver here likes to leave random bits of information, quotes or nonsense on his paperwork for us.

We just laugh because it's always totally random and I think he may have lost his mind.

The other day we got a real gem. Written on the back of his paperwork was this:

Feeling slightly irregular, then I realized I was wearing the wrong days underwear. I had Weds on instead of Tues, yet this still doesn't explain why I feel as if I'm retaining water. hmmmm

At the bottom of the page, this was written:


Which after much guessing and clues from him, means:
Put This In Your Blog

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Things Kids Say

My daughter has an issue with the singular and plural of goose.

Imagine my surprise when she delightfully exclaimed:

"Mommy! Look at all the gooks and geeks in the pond!"

Sunday, July 06, 2008


This cracks me up!
Kids are riots!

I am going to start filming mine just in hopes of getting a gem like this video....

Friday, July 04, 2008

Let Freedom Ring

Hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

While We're On the Subject of Laughing...

A comment on the last video I posted was in regards to the mom saying "Do it again" .... this is another reason I have loved that giggling quad video since I saw it years ago. The mother's accent, and the babies' synchronized laughing made it perfect.

Something like this too....really, the whole premise is kind of -- well -- dull. But, add in the accent and that it's two freakin adorable kidlets, well, that's true humor right there.

How much lust do you have?

Your Lust Quotient: 72%

You are a very lustful person - and it sometimes gets the better of you!

You know how to hold back, but you hardly ever do.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008