Saturday, February 28, 2009

Nevadans Beware!

Ana now has her Learner's Permit and can legally drive with a front seat passenger age 21 or over.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Daily Chuckle

Today's giggle courtesy of Heroes episode entitled Cold Wars.
I offer two seperate quotes.

Nathan Petrelli: I want Peter brought in alive.
Mr. Danko: Got that fellas? Phasers on stun.

Matt Parkman: You shoulda just taken the damn watch and stayed home!

The first quote amused me for the reference to Star Trek. The second quote is only funny in context. If you'd like to hear the context, you can watch Heroes online here.

However, unless you have regulary watched the show it won't make any sense at all.

I try to find something worth laughing at everyday. I highly recommend it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Family Movie Night

Last night we watched Space Chimps.
Quite a few good lines in it.
Plenty of laughs.

I highly recommend watching it all in one shot
rather than stopping 6 times to do other things.
I found when the movie stopped, I wanted to leave.
As long as it kept playing it held my attention.
Lots of jokes and references that aimed at adults
and the kids totally missed.
We bought in on On Demand and they reformatted
it to fit our screen, which I hate. Probably better as
a rental in widescreen format.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quote - a reprise of sorts

From Mike to Karen:

"Don't be posting my friggin' quotes on your blog'

And for J, who commented:

Friday, February 20, 2009


Mike, in an unneeded effort to convince our 12-year-old son Sam to watch Resident Evil:

Zombies and Milla Jovovich! What else do you need?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

This week's episode of LOST didn't leave me with any great quotes, so I'll go to my personal life.

As I was teaching an Advanced Karate class on Monday, one of my students said to another,

"He's hitting me!"

Amazingly, that's exactly what they had been instructed to do!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I just looked at the statistics on my ClustrMap. People from the following countries have visited my blog one time. I often wonder how they stumble upon it.

Iceland (IS)
Czech Republic (CZ)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
Lithuania (LT)
Switzerland (CH)
Slovenia (SI)
Austria (AT)
Cyprus (CY)
Belize (BZ)
Jamaica (JM)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Taiwan (TW)
Senegal (SN)
Trinidad and Tobago (TT)
Uruguay (UY)
Colombia (CO)
Venezuela (VE)
Pakistan (PK)
Kuwait (KW)
Malta (MT)
Greece (GR)
Georgia (GE)
Lebanon (LB)
Morocco (MA)
Iran, Islamic Republic of (IR)
Bermuda (BM)
Syrian Arab Republic (SY)
Andorra (AD)

Welcome! Feel free to stop by anytime.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Ana has two piercings.
One in the cartilage of each ear near the top.
This woman, Elaine Davidson, is why I won't let her get any more!

Monday, February 16, 2009

It must be the economy.

Mercedes-Benz seems to have dropped their standards.
Apparently, knowing how many days are in each month is longer necessary for employment.

I own a Cabbage Patch Kids doll with a birthdate of Feb. 30. I hope it will be worth money someday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Snow and Clouds

It's been cold here of late.
Not as cold as most places, but cold for Southern Nevada.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Getting Old

The car, not me.
Our little Geo Metro has over 80,000 miles on it.
This week the PT Cruiser turned 90,000.
Pay NO ATTENTION to the fact that I was
travelling 65 mph while taking a picture!
It was on cruise control.
I hope both cars don't die at once.
Maybe we'd get a "deal" if we had to buy two cars in one day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I've never been tagged before. How exciting. From Patty in Life in Oregon.
The rules:
Find the sixth picture in the sixth album on my computer (and post it, I suppose).

Let me just say...this assumes I keep photos in albums on my computer.
Here is what I've come up with.
Grant and Sam boxing on the Wii.

Jungle Kitty


As close to the jungle as this kitty is going to get...on top of my cupboards in the fake plants.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bird of Prey

This bird was perched on the light post across the street from the house.
It got nervous as I got closer and glided to a tree down the street.
If I had a better camera, you'd have a better picture.
Ana was excited to see something other than a pigeon.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

This week! A plan, of sorts.

Clam Chowder - Clams and juice in the pantry. I just need a few potatoes.
(potatoes $1.60) Total $1.60
Chili - In the crockpot? I don't know yet. I might just throw it together one afternoon.
(ground turkey $3.99, chili seasoning $1.00) Total $4.99
Beef roast with potatoes and carrots - inspired by this post on $5 Dinners
(chuck roast for two meals $2.14, potatoes $1.60) Total $3.74
Roast beef burritos - from the same post
(chuck roast $2.14, taco sauce $2.29, fresh tomatoes $2.49, tortillas $2.19, shredded cheese $3.09, refried beans $1.33) Total $11.39

The burritos would have been less expensive using canned tomatoes and shredding my own cheese. We usually have tortillas on hand, but we were out so I stocked up. I also count the cost of the entire item, not just the portion I'm using, so future meals with tortillas and cheese will be closer to free.

And I don't usually use chili seasoning. I was on the aisle and it caught my eye. We'll see how it tastes.

Still not the cheapest meals in town, but I'm working on it.

Enjoy dinner. I know, I only have four meals posted. I have another package of ground turkey and some italian sausage in the refrigerator. I don't know what it will become. I'll let you know.

*brought to you by Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


If you're going to sleep on the floor,
you should expect a friend to join you.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Lack of a Menu Plan

I made no plans this week. I went to the grocery store and wandered around looking for something good to eat. This is what happened.

Monday - Salmon and potatoes:
*Rosemary Garlic potatoes ($1.75)
*Cheese pizza ($2.00)
*Blackened Salmon x2 ($6.00)
Veggie pizza (made from ingredients already at home)
* These items were half price because they expired that day at Fresh & Easy.
Total spent: $9.75

Tuesday - tacos:
Ground Turkey ($3.99)
Refried beans ($1.00)
Taco Seasoning ($1.29)
Sour cream ($2.29)
Tortillas, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese (already on hand)
Total spent: $8.57

Wednesday - Pasta & Fagioli soup:
Beef broth ($2.49)
Italian sausage ($3.99)
carrots ($.79)
celery ($1.69)
focaccia ($3.49)
tomatoes, beans, pasta, seasonings (already on hand)
Total spent: $11.45

Thursday - smorgasbord (or all the stuff I bought but haven't used yet):
*Stuffed chicken breast ($3.50)
green beans ($2.49)
baby zucchini ($2.29)
To make Baba Ghanouj;
eggplant ($2.99)
tahini ($2.45)
pita bread ($1.29)
lemon ($.29)
other ingredients (already on hand)
Total spent: $15.05

Friday - uuhhh.....
Well, it's not surprising that I'm broke and we'll have to eat whatever we can find in the pantry. The freezer is empty because I threw away (Gasp!) all the ruined food in there that has not been eaten.

Erin at $5 Dinners would have a cow (and then cook and eat it!) if she saw this.

Almost $50 on dinners this week and most of it wasn't even very tasty. This was an expensive lesson in lazy. Guess I'm back to planning meals even if no one will eat them.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Run for a Wish - The Cop Connection

Prior to the race, this police recruit was trying to warm up
for the 5K run. His little boy was having none of it.
It was very sweet.I tried to get a shot of the police recruits running in formation,
but this helpful volunteer made it a tough shot.
It's an amazing coincidence that the same recruit ended up in my picture.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Thanks to saturation patrols and double shift Wednesday, that's how many police officers I saw on my travels yesterday.

That nearly doubles my previous record of 17.

The fines are double in construction zones. Slow down.

The sorriest one I was was the guy in the Geek Squad VW Beetle. At the company I worked for in Oregon, if a driver was cited for a moving violation in a company vehicle, he was immediately fired.

Hope this poor guy still has a job.

Run for a Wish - People and Things That Caught My Eye

We were really close to the airport.
The landing pattern this morning was directly over our heads.

Did he forget his pants?

This cute little Jack Russell Terrier wanted to be friends with everyone.

The man in blue was juggling tons of equipment
so the cameraman on the right could get just
the right shot.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Run for a Wish - The Star Wars Contingent

Storm Troopers
Darth Vader and a future Jedi Knight


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Run for A Wish - Celebrities

There were many celebrities on hand to help with the celebration. Kendall Tenney from the NBC affiliate, KVBC
Las Vegas mayor, Oscar Goodman
Spongebob Squarepants and his handler
Gary the mime.

There was a clown around somewhere.
I don't like clowns so I avoided him.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Groundhog Day

Everything you ever wanted to know about Groundhog Day is on this site.