Monday, June 30, 2008
Finally done homework for the day. Taking the rest of the day off to do exciting wild things like errands! Oooh, and laundry!!! Maybe I'll get really crazy and vaccum!!!! I am a crazy unpredictable chick, you know.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Anyhow, I have discovered that although I am a bit old for Facebook, I kind of like it. I've especially gotten into the word game applications that they offer. A few brave people have played against me, and beaten me most of the time. :)
So, what's bothering me? Even though I didn't want to join Facebook, I now suddenly care about it. Specifically, I care about the number of friends I have. I have 10 friends. Now, they're good people that are really awesome, but there are 10. Yes, 10. I only got number 10 this week. Everyone else has dozens of friends on Facebook. I have 10.
Hmm. I don't know why I'm concerned about this. I should probably be more concerned about imporant things, like my class, the kids, family, etc. Don't get me wrong, I do care about them and of course they're number 1, but still, it is in the back of my mind.
Well, now you see, or at least have confirmed your suspicions that I am indeed crazy. No more needs to be said. If it weren't for those damn word games, I probably wouldn't even still be on Facebook...or would I?
Friday, June 27, 2008
2. I am intrigued but not surprised at the resurrection of 70's toys. One such toy is Holly Hobbie. Check out this familiar picture that took me back to my youth:
I had so much Holly Hobbie stuff: pictures, doll, lunchbox, paper dolls, etc.
3. However, now that I re-evaluate that Holly Hobbie, I wonder, what is she hiding on her face? I mean, seriously, she's always covered up! My theory is
a. she's really a dude
b. she has horrible acne
c. she actually is faceless.
What do you think?
4. Check out the new Holly Hobbie of the new millenium. I prefer to call her Hoochie Hobbie:
I think we all know what her new hobby is. What do you think is in that box? I say drugs and booze.
5. Yes, I know I am weird. My sense of humor at best could be described as twisted, but you know what? I'm good with that. I like it. Yes, it has gotten me into trouble more than once, but that's ok.
6. Weirdest Google of the week: What are wingdings used for? You know, wingdings? That bizarre font on Microsoft Word? I don't get it. I suppose it could be code, but if someone sent me something written in that, rather than decode it I would probably lose my patience in about 15 seconds and crumple it.
7. Best free Craigslist listing of the week: styrofoam scraps! How useful!
8. Last and final random thought today. After eating several bowls of it this week, I have decided that Trix cereal is NOT just for kids. (Remember that ad from the days of our youth?)
Shameless plug...check out Stinky and Monkey's salon adventures from yesterday! I will be posting them on http://monkeymemonkeyyou.blogspot.com/
We had a blast!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Friends, I am participating in a very exciting event this week. I am one of many lucky hosts to Monkey, Lisagh's famous monkey from Canada. Lisagh is a blogger friend of mine, who is the author of a fabulous blog. She came up with a most ingenious idea! Lisagh is a very famous blogger in the blog world, and she has many friends here in the US. Since she couldn't take a trip to visit her blogger friends, she decided to send her adorable sock Monkey, aka "Monkey" on a US tour. Monkey has been to some great places, and now has arrived in Philadelphia to experience the US, Philly style. Our family has been obsessed with sock monkeys for the last several years here, so we were only too excited to have him for a visit.
Yesterday we took Monkey out on the town, and had a blast. Come check it out here!
Thanks to Lisagh for generously including me in Monkey's adventures.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
- A piano for Evan when he started lessons
- A beautiful Ethan Allen dining room table
However, we paid for these items. These items were actually a good deal, and very nice quality.
The free stuff on Craig's list, however, isn't always (or shall i say never) as alluring. This week was an especially good week for complete garbage. Here is a sampling of some lovely items listed for free:
1. A really ugly circa 1980 rocking chair. Not just any rocking chair, but one with a rotted out torn up wicker seat. Wow your friends at your next dinner party, first with your horrible taste in seating, but also with the extra surprise of their butt breaking through the seat when they sit down on it.
2. This guy has been really persistent. He has posted this thing several times this week, begging people not to pass it up. In one of the later posts, he admits it has some stains on it, but he goes on to say, "but hey, it's free"!
3. Dirt. Last time I checked, I could get dirt from, believe it or not, my backyard! Don't dig up your own dirt, come dig up this guy's dirt! Free dirt. Wow.
4. A grounding strip that looks like it hasn't met code since the 1960's. Look at the plug on that thing! Meanwhile, you have to drive 30 minutes to pick it up. I think I would pass and just go to the hardware store to buy a safe one.
5. A "great" couch. (The lister's words) What makes it even more hilarious is that they actually disclosed that the couch is, yes, used. I would never have suspected it.
6. A "very clean" queen mattress. I don't feel the need to elaborate here.
7. An old hi-fi stereo system. I had to copy the description the owner gives it:
"Needs repair as a strong buzz plays together with music when it is hooked up to speakers"
So what? It will work fine as long as you don't actually want to hear anything on it. Ipod's have nothing on this thing.
8. A bunch of cheap plastic hangers. Not nice hangers, but the cheap ones they use in stores. That is worth it, I'm sure.
So, my question to you is, if you HAD to get one of these items, which would it be? I think I would have to go for the hangers, first because it seems like they actually WORK, and also because they're not completely DISGUSTING AND POINTLESS to give away.
Monday, June 23, 2008
- undying love
- butterflies in stomach
Yes, Triscuits. Have any of you seen their new boxes lately? Here is a picture of one:
The text is hard to read on the ad, but here is what it says...
"Jessica opened her box of Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuit crackers. The aroma instantly transported her to the countryside. One bite, and she’d finally found the complexity and flavor she craved, a combination sadly missing from the pretty boy in the ascot."
Are they serious? It's a cracker. A crispy, salty, tasty cracker, but a cracker nonetheless. Next thing we know, and Triscuits will be on one of those lists of aphrodesiac foods. (by the way, some of the foods on those lists are ridiculous - oysters? Come on!
But, I have been married a long time. Maybe I've got to loosen up and get with the times. Maybe Triscuits will re-ignite that huge passionate spark of falling in love for the first time. This Friday night, we're having a date night. I think I'll get some Triscuits to spice things up. To really make it crazy, I'll throw in some beer and spray cheese.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
2. I need to become not exhausted.
3. We're going to a party tomorrow, and I just referred to my husband as "the beer guy." Translation: He has to bring the beer to the party.
4. Went to Target for a "couple things" yesterday, spent almost $100. What is it with that place? This always happens. It cannot be a coincidence.
5. Bermuda cruise - has anyone out there done one? We found a sweet deal on one, and are contemplating its merits.
6. How could a Bermuda cruise be bad?
7. Weirdest Google of this week: Bible Beer. I was looking to find a Christian labeled beer for this party we're going to. Funny thing is, there is one that is called Arrogant Baptist. I found that to be very funny.
8. Too brain dead to post more random thoughts. Please let me know what is on your mind! What kind of thoughts do you have?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
This is a website I got from a farting Father's Day card I gave to Sean's Dad. Yes, the card I bought actually farted when you opened it.
My only complaint with this game is that it doesn't have enough levels. It is too easy to master.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Can you see where this is going? The other day, I was driving in my car, jamming to a song by General Public, and all of a sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks.
I'm doing the same thing. Oh s***, I am old!
Couple that with the nose hair discovery from last week, and I am kind of freaking out.
If I start growing huge tufts of hair on my back and the top of my chest, you have my permission to smack me. Oh, and you can help me wax.
If I start watching Fox News incessently, you can knock me off. Seriously.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Time for a latte. Can't go on...
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I'm in a summer class, and it is all about computers. Not interesting. One of the textbooks is called "Technology in Action". Now, when I think of "action", a computer manual is not what comes to mind. The other book is called "Mastering Applications in the Real World". Sorry folks, this isn't my real world. Not that I don't love knowing about USB ports, twisted pair cables, defragging, and other tasty little computer tidbits. Really, I do. There are just other things I would rather be doing right now. Like what, you ask?
1. Cleaning Bathrooms
2. Listening to the kids fight
3. Being told I'm the World's Worst Mom
4. Going to a Yanni concert
5. Listening to a George Bush speech. (Actually, those are pretty funny)
6. Hanging out with my mother in law
7. Going to my parent's insane church, with my parents. (which makes it more insane)
8. Go to the dentist
9. Watching C-Span
10. Practice violin etudes (just kidding S!)
Do I have a bad attitude? I mean, really, are there people that actually get off on computer crap? The funniest part, is that the guy who wrote "Technology In Action", actually dedicated the book to his wife! All I have to say is she better be a techie, or he better be prepared for her to run off with someone more interesting, like an astrophysicist.
Blah. Blah. Blah. Time for some Captain Crunch.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
3. Weirdest Google of the week: "Obama smokes". I just found out last week he is a smoker. Not that I care, I really don't, but I'll admit I was surprised. He just doesn't look like one. Hopefully, for his sake, he'll be able to kick the habit. Apparently he is working on it.
4. Paula Deen is also a smoker. I found that surprising. Again, who really cares, but it is a random thought, so it must be posted.
5. Damn, gas is expensive!
6. What was your favorite popsicle flavor growing up? Hands down, mine was grape.
7. I had to go to court this week. I got nabbed for a registration violation at the end of April. The cop, and the folks at the township building all told me to plead not guilty. I felt kind of bad, because I was guilty. We had simply forgotten to re-register the car last fall when I was recuperating from surgery. I even tried to tell the cop I was guilty, and he said, "I'm going to pretend you didn't say that." Weird. Long story short, we registered the car the day after I got the ticket. So I went to court prepared to explain that I was guilty, but because I brought the new registration with me, they dismissed the charge. I'm getting my $165.00 back!
8. On the way to court, I saw this restaurant. I was in Lower Merion Twp, which is a pretty swanky area. Now I love sushi, but the combination of the name of this restaurant coupled with the ugly sign would prevent me from ever going there. Agreed? What a stupid name. It sounds like a playground or something.
9. When I was a little kid, I used to think we had a tape in our head that had all of the words on it that we were going to say in our lifetime. I remember asking my parents what would happen if the tape ran out, because I was really worried I would run out of stuff to say.
10. My parents laughed and said they wished I did have a tape in my head so I would stop talking so much. Wow. Feel the love!
11. Starbucks update: Went one day this week. What day did I go?
And that, my friends, concludes my random thoughts. Just for now. Until my tape runs out.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The man who invented the Pringles can was so tickled with his own invention that he had his own ashes were buried in one.
Monday, June 2, 2008
1. You all secretly want to see Sean's butt, but are afraid to say so.
2. You don't want to see Sean's butt, and you think I'm a little "off".
I only hope that Sean doesn't suffer any psychological fallout from the rejection he is experiencing.