Saturday, May 31, 2008


Found via Decor8 at All The Luck In The World.

p.s. The entire store/site is in Dutch, so I have no idea what it all says, but there is some pretty cool stuff!

This kid CRACKS me up!

'nuff said!
found via 1000LOLz


Since I know how much most of you love Rachel Ray (natch) I thought I post a delightful little photo of her.

1. WTF is she wearing?

2. She's the spokesperson for Dunkin Donuts? I will forever boycott them, which will be hard because I do love me some of their bagels and cream cheese in the morning when I am traveling.

3. Read about Michelle Malkin's theory of RR-as-terrorist here.

Thanks, Crazed Mom of 3 for the tip!

New Feature!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Today whilst driving across Central Kansas, I was listening to an audio tape (which I usually have running in my car.) There were so many great words used in this book that I decided that we all needed some regular vocabulary prompting. I'm forever thankful, Mrs. Sackrider, (10th grade teacher), for instilling a love of vocabulary at such a tender age. Where ever you are, Mrs.'re the bomb. I think I will google you tonight.

So, introducing a new feature for all 11 of you readers:

Word of the Day. Now, don't get you panties all in a wad, there won't be a new word EVERY day (I'm way too busy around here to do that much work.) When I am reminded of, stumble across or learn a new word, I will post it. Your only job is to use it in a sentence that very day you read it. That's it...nothing else. I will use it in a sentence myself for you, while revealing just a bit about what's happening in my life.
Have a blast!

Today's word is: agog

From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:

Main Entry: agog
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈgäg\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French en gogues in mirth
Date: 1559
: full of intense interest or excitement : eager

My sentence: Molly was all agog today upon seeing her newest newborn cousin, Ella.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This is Scary Spice, and her "sexy leopard-print bikini" according to People Magazine. Look at her abs...the skin is all strange looking and old and wrinkly and tattooed...true or just a bad photo?

Dear Cameron:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008



I appreciate you are doing it for a movie, but you should do everything you can to avoid this look in the future!

ps, she's on my free pass 5/lesbian version.

Wanna know more about the free pass ass? Look here!

Leaves of Three...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

If only I looked like the comic character Poison Ivy.

Just to let you know: Yesterday, I put on a pair of capris that I hadn’t worn since the last time it was hot in Kansas. Why is this important?

Because I am so allergic to Poison Ivy that the urushiol oil (yes, I have become an expert, and this oil is actually what makes one itch) from the leaves of some random poison ivy plant last year was still on these pants.

Yesterday morning I noticed a suspicious looking streak near my eyebrow, and throughout the day, more itchy-red-streaky-spots developed.

Today, I have a full blown case of the ivy-itches.

Have a great holiday weekend!
I will be in the GD shower, standing under water as hot as I can stand, trying not to itch!

Headline of the Day

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tons of Oreos Spill When Truck Crashes
FYI - I would be ALL OVER that shit!
read more here...


If you watched SGM's post here, just do it picturing this kid as the face behind one of the voices...

you might just pee a little!

photo from here, which has many, many more funny photos!

Headline of the Day

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Court affirms U.S. paper money discriminates against the blind

thanks, Crazed Mom of 3 for tipping me off on this one!

read more here...if you dare.

An Impromptu Get-Together

more flickr photos of ladies here...

Tonight my book group friends got together for a few drinks and eats after work to celebrate one of our birthdays. Sigh...I have the best friends.

We sat outside (it was a wonderful 70 degrees) and had some bean dip, fruit pizza, watermelon, and brownies. That stuff with a few Shock Top and Rising Moon Spring Ale beers made for the perfect evening.

The kiddos ran around playing and stayed out of trouble, and the husbands were somewhere else.

Why is it that a last minute get-together with not a lot of planning turns out to be the best?

I love my friends!

toilet paper

Monday, May 19, 2008

So, tonight, I was going through my regular evening ritual, (you know: take contacts out, wash face, brush teeth, and go to the bathroom) and of course the toilet paper roll had 2 squares left. I mean, come on, who leaves 2 measley squares on the TP roll?

  • my 6 year old daughter? Possibly, but I am pretty sure she didn't use "my" bathroom tonight.

  • my almost-eight year old son? This is a better possibility since we have him taking Miralax due to a severely "backed up intestine" (as said by the doctor). He announced when I picked him up after work today that he has pooped 8 timed today. Poor kid. However, he always uses the "kids" bathroom when he goes to the bathroom, so I am pretty sure it wasn't him either

  • my husband? Since he only uses toilet paper once per day when he goes "2" and he has been banished to "his" (the small 1/2 bath that no one but him uses) bathroom, I don't think it was him either.

So, as I was walking around in my tank top and underwear (with all of the windows and doors open because it is so effing hot in my house today) cursing under my breath while going across the house to the supply closet, I came to this conclusion:

IT WAS ME. Crap! That sucks!

Bumper stickers

Thursday, May 15, 2008

So my hubby and I just had this funny discussion of some bumper stickers he has seen lately (he drives a lot, and frequently in red-neck and military base areas.) The phrase Whisky Tango came up many times in our conversation...He claims the stickers he sees are usually on the back of pick-up trucks, and he wonders how bad your life really has to be to have one of these on the back of your car.
"I mean, there could be a car-load of nuns behind you and you have this on the back of your car." Direct quote from husband.

Another he has witnessed lately:

more "Calvin" stickers here.

here are a few more that I wish he had seen:

nice...(buy it here)

the best part about this one is that it is obviously sandwiched between some other stickers! If you can get away with putting this on your car, buy it here!

not a bumper sticker but still funny! Thanks, Voodoo Zebra!

I might just have to write a whole different blog just recapping some of my conversations with my husband! He is funny!

Headline of the Day

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

thanks, giggle sugar!

Do your feet look like this?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Things I love about getting a pedicure:
  • the massage chair (which is a totally un-natural feeling, but I love it anyhow)
  • that hot, bubbly water
  • that sandpaper thing she uses to remove callouses on my heels and toes
  • the tingly peppermint mask on my feet (and the resulting 10 minutes to do nothing but close my eyes and relax!

Things I DON'T love about getting a pedicure:
  • when the girl uses an orange stick to push back my cuticles and remove the toe jam
  • how bad it tickles when she uses the sandpaper thing to remove callouses
  • waiting for the polish to dry
  • watching the girl clean and "sanitize" the foot bath after I'm done.

Go out and get yourself a pedicure deserve it!

Dear Taye:






Friday, May 9, 2008

Emily referred to this song, and I had to go right out and buy it on itunes...makes you smile while listing, doesn't it?

Reflections on being 37...

Here I sit reflecting on what it is like to now be 37 years of age...I am on my back porch alone, with the birds chirping, the sun out, the irises, lilacs and allium all in bloom. My cute little old neighbor couple is talking quietly with the lawn service guy, and I am thankful.

I am thankful to have enjoyed these 37 years, these past 10 years of marriage, a great husband, the 2 children who I have birthed (and the one I miscarried), my family near and far, and my dear, dear friends.

I am thankful for my work and their respect for and confidence in me. I am thankful for my students who have entrusted a small part of their college life with me. I am thankful for my church, and the faith it has instilled in me.

But, I am most thankful for my mom and dad. For, without them, I would not be here to be thankful at all. I love you!

Happy Birthday to Me!

I bought these for myself and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!

Old Navy...$24.99


Friday, May 2, 2008

Thanks, Decorno for reminding me how much I love Gnarls Barkley...and the Violent Femmes...enjoy this one!

Ha Ha

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I just discovered the site A Picture is Worth are a few of my favorites...

There are so many more, but go, now, go and discover them for yourself!!

Headline of the Day

thanks for the tip, o n e s o n g