Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween

This is what passes for fun around our house. My neice, D is visiting from Phoenix today.
Guess who?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ana's Black Belt Test

She passed! We knew she would. She and Kobie both did a great job!
Congratulations!!She was presented with her new uniform after the test.She seemed excited.They look great.

With their instructor who was about to bust he was so proud.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Black Belt Test

Ana passed. More to follow.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Since I told you what I hate, how about if I tell you what I like?

I like all the videos that are posted in other people's blogs, many of which have me rolling with laughter and others that make me say, "Aww, I remember that!"

So thanks to everyone who posts videos and I'll get over the music players. I just turn off my speakers.

*I know this is not a word!

Monday, October 13, 2008

What's Cookin'

I'm not really sure, but this is what I found on sale at the grocery store this week.

Cube Steak
Ground Turkey
Chicken Breasts

Not much going on in the vegetable crisper except 1/2 a bag of salad, a cucumber and a tomato.
Plenty of rice and couscous on hand.
The freezer yielded some green peas, frozen broccoli and a Crockpot Dinner I bought a long time ago.

It looks like I'll be going back for fresh produce (which is fine, really, because I'm also out of Chardonnay!)

Friday Ana and I are headed to Utah for her black belt test so the boys will YOYO* all weekend.

*You're on your own

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I hate those music players people put on their sidebars. Being the multi-tasker that I am, I open blogs in multiple windows. I can't listen to videos that are posted until I track down the music and silence it!!

I'm done now.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Stolen from Life in Oregon.

  • A is for age: 42
  • B is for beer of choice: Hefeweizen (with the slice of lemon)
  • C is for career right now: homemaker
  • D is for your dog's name: Gizmo
  • E is for essential item you use everyday: car
  • F is for favorite TV show: The Amazing Race
  • G is for favorite game to watch: baseball (in person)
  • H is for Home town: Henderson, Nevada
  • I is for instruments you play: piano
  • J is for favorite juice: V-8 Spicy
  • K is for whose butt you'd like to be kicking: the list is long but illustrious
  • L is for last place you ate: at my desk
  • M is for marriage: yes, it is
  • N is for your name: Karen Michele Temple Crittenden
  • O is for overnight hospital stay: never been in the hospital
  • P is for people you were with today: so far just Mike, Ana & Sam
  • Q is for what's your best quality: I let people be who they are
  • R is for what are you currently reading: The Lost Constitution by William Martin
  • S is for relationship status: married
  • T is for time you woke up today: 0530
  • U is for the type of underwear you have on: don't you wish you knew
  • V is for vegetable you love: winter squash
  • W is for worst habits: chastising other drivers (I know they can't hear me.)
  • X is for x-rays you've had recently: teeth
  • Y is for something candy: Good N Plenty, or the fancy french nougat from the wine store
  • Z is for zodiac sign: Cancer

Thursday, October 09, 2008

One man's trash

used to be another man's community service work...until this happened.

This week I've spotted:

  • one ladder (smashed and twisted)
  • one bar stool
  • two intact Pepsi cans (not together)
  • one gas can
  • one cardboard box (contents undetermined)
  • the contents of a suitcase (spotted on the off ramp to the airport) but no suitcase
  • one flat panel TV still in the box (with a man in a pickup truck carrying the other boxes backing up on the shoulder to retrieve it!)
  • one orange construction vest
  • brown mammal of indeterminate species sleeping in the center lane
  • four hubcaps
  • one tire iron
  • one red tie down strap (might have come in handy for the TV guy)

The debris doesn't change that much from day to day. I did notice several items have been removed from the roadside.

I didn't bother to list all of the "everyday" trash that is out there, and there is plenty of it.

Monday, October 06, 2008

What's Cookin'

Beats the heck out of me!! Nobody eats it anyway so they can just eat all the leftovers this week.

Think of the money I'll save on groceries.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

On the Road Again

I've done 'license plates from across the land' and 'vanity plates', so now it's time for

Sports fans!!
The following decals, bumper stickers, window clings and other items were spotted on the road this week.

Filed under professional sports teams:
Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts
Nevada Outlaws (our entry in the XFL)
New England Patriots
Los Angeles Dodgers
Tennessee Titans
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Boston RedSox
Chicago White Sox
New York Giants
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Cubs

Representing colleges and universities:
UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
St. Norbert College (DePere, Wisconsin)
LSU Gators (don't know about this 'cuz' LSU is the Tigers!)
Clemson Tigers
Texas A&M (College Station)
UMASS (Amherst)
Moorpark Saints (This is a youth football league in Southern California)
USC (University of Southern California)
Touro University (a local Medical Science college that has a campus in SoCal, too)
UNR (University of Nevada, Reno)
Ohio State (Buckeyes)
Michigan (Ann Arbor)
University of Portland (Oregon)

The NASCAR crowd:
20....Tony Stewart
24....Jeff Gordon
88...Dale Jr
3......Dale Earnhardt
8......Dale Earnhardt, Jr

And this one I've never heard of:
Morelia Monarcas (turns out they're a professional soccer team in Mexico)

Pretty obvious I had to look up quite a few of these. I leave you with my favorite photo - from Michigan.