Sunday, January 27, 2008

Time well spent

Well, time spent.

I've been spending an awful lot of time on FreeRice and TravelPod taking the online quizzes.

Educational? Sure! Fun? Sure! A good use of my time? Better than the video games being played by other members of the family!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Some of my favorite movie lines... no particular order.
#1)French Soldier: No, now go away before I taunt you a second time.

#2)Black Knight: What are you gonna do, bleed on me?

Ulysses Everett McGill: Damn! We're in a tight spot!

#1)Ernie: They'll pay you 75 dollars a week.
Kit: We only make 30 at the dairy.
Ernie: Well then, this would be more, wouldn't it?

#2)Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!

Johnny: Why, I can make a hat or a brooch are a pterodactyl...
Patches O'Houlihan: If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

The Bass Player: Guys, Chad fell down.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

One hundred miles

  • Ana to school, roundtrip
  • Starbucks, pickup Ana from school, Eye doctor
  • Wendy's, drop Ana back at school, home
  • To Joe's to run, pickup Ana from school, home
  • Sam from afterschool club, roundtrip
  • Office Depot, Albertson's, back home

It didn't take very many trips to go 100.6 miles today.

As close as I could get...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Photo Essay...on television

Let's start with what is NOT me.
This is not me.


'Fraid not.
Not here either.
Nothing on here! I suppose it could be...

This is where you'll find me.
And here, too, once-in-a-while.

I go here.
I was here, too.
Mondays, yes.
I watch this with Sam.
They're all bigger than me.

Did you notice there isn't any daytime TV? I don't watch during the day. Too busy.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Favorite Conveniece Foods

This post was just sitting there.

In Drafts.

Unloved and unfinished.

I still don't love it...

...but I'm posting it anyway.

And besides, Till-a-Moos pepper jack is better anyway.

Friday, January 18, 2008


As is the norm for me, I was relaxing on my bed in the afternoon.

That's the only place in the house where the sun shines in winter.

My dog is usually beside me.

For reasons that are still not clear, I looked up and to my left.

And what do you suppose I saw?

Hint: I'm Sam's mother, it could be anything.

It was well camouflaged.

I thought we might be under attack.

Then I decided he was probably friendly, knowing Sam like I do.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Take a look at my ClustrMap.

I'm all over the place.

Except Africa.

Will someone please tell Africa I'm here.

Do they know what they're missing?

Probably so...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just thought you'd want to know...

I know you've all been dying to find out
based on this post and this one
if the situation has been remedied.

It has.
My wine is now properly aerated.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Photo Essay

The photo essay was started (as far as I can tell) by Badger nearly a year ago. Since then, I've seen it on say la vee, Same Thing, But Different and on STLWorkingMom and now Tales of a Texpatriate.

Not me:

Not me:

Definitely me: Definitely not me:

Me:Not me:

Me: Not me:

Me: Not me:


Not me:

Me: Not me:

Not me:

Me (literally):

So now you know. Stay tuned. There could be updates if the mood strikes.

It's about time...

...they got around to putting TVs in the gas pump.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Overheard at dinner (of all places!)


You know what's a pet peeve of mine? Sitting on the toilet seat when it's all hot because someone else just used it!
At least it wasn't sweaty.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Look Back

I hate looking back.
Let's look forward instead.
My black belt test has been changed to sometime in April.
When I have the date, you'll be the first to know.
And I'll change my ticker.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Wisdom from the Cow

The cow that laughs, that is.
I've been eating small cubes of Laughing Cow cheese.

La Vache qui Rit imparts the following useless trivia:
Every 24 hours, the human heart beats about 100,000 times.
Fleas can jump 13 inches in a single leap.
One out of every ten people in the world lives on on island.
To hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety, it takes about 5 million footsteps.
Some fish can actually get seasick.
Wassailing was an old English custom now known as Christmas caroling.
More than 7,000 varieties of apples are grown around the world.
When Picasso was young and had no money, he kept warm by burning his own paintings.
There are 15,000 varieties of rice.