Friday, April 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen (on Friday)

Thirteen Things Sherrypg likes to do (in her free time - hahaha).

1. Read ChickLit
2. Lay in the hammock
3. Glass blowing
4. Work on word puzzles
5. Roller skate (!)
6. Laugh
7. Swim
8. Fly kites
9. Hug
10. Hang with my homies
11. Visit museums/art galleries
12. Attend plays/concerts
13. Photography

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Friday, April 21, 2006


A co-worker and I were walking to the coffee shop this morning when I saw a little plant growing up between a couple of bricks on the walk. "Look." I said. "A tree grows in Brooklyn." Then we laughed and continued on.

Just now? I was looking at my Amazon Gold Box and guess what one of the offers was? "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" VHS.

Co-inky-dinky or Amazon Mind Readers?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Sherrypg.

1. My husband is in Kuwait.
2. When he finally got a chance to call me, after we hung up, I was thisclose to throwing up.
3. Some people (men) have told me it's no big deal.
4. It's a big deal to me.
5. He won't be there much longer.
6. Thank God.
7. He's coming home for my birthday!
8. We are going to Ft. Worth that weekend.
9. Because George WTF? Bush is going to be in our town.
10. So we won't be.
11. Any suggestions on what to do in Ft. Worth?
12. This isn't a list at all is it?
13. Did I mention that my husband is in Kuwait?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Rac and Vav are constitutively active in SHIP -/- microphages

I had to attend a BioChem lecture today. It went something like this...

Blah, blah, blah, proteins, blah, blah, mutation, blah, migration, blah, blah, blah, enzymes, blah, blah, transduction, blah, blah, blah, catalytic activiy, blah, fusion, blah, genes, blah, blah, chemotaxis.

Then my brain melted.

But that outcome was consistant with my hypothesis.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Dave the Barbarian

The Commander just keeps getting more high and mighty.

He had quite the surprise last night. He was inducted into the Honorable Order of St. Barbara.

If he keeps this up, I may start having to act like a Mrs. Commander. Blech. From what I hear, other Army wives don't really care for the Mrs. Commander. Don't group me! I'm fun! I poo-poo smugness! I make fun of the drivers in their Lexus/BMW/Porche Stupid Users Vehicles. I shop at Walls. I'm boringly normal! I have friends who would punch me in the head if I started gettin' above my raising. I league bowl for cripe's sake! (Hmm...I'm starting to see next week's Thursday Thirteen "Why Sherrypg will never be a member of the Junior Service League.")

Anywho...Congrats Commander!

(He also placed* in his division at the Bataan Memorial Death March last month. Woot!)


Friday, April 14, 2006

Who is this child and why is he calling me Mom?

Who? - Bright Boy's class
What? - Egg Hunt
When? - Yesterday
Where? - Retirement Home

Why, oh why, oh why?
Class - THANK YOU!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Sherrypg.

1. I’m not a morning person, so back off!
2. I heart Pumpkin ice cream from Braum’s.
3. I love to be in the water – pool, hot tub, bath tub, whatever.
4. I have a crown on one of my molars that has a yellow smiley face inlay on it. I need another crown. Any suggestions on what to put on it?
5. I’ve never taken illegal drugs. Evah.
6. I’m an only child.
7. I hate to play Monopoly.
8. I love to play Dominos or Card Games.
9. I have a B.A. in Radio/Television/Film, Production and Performance.
10. I have an aloe vera plant that JUST WON’T DIE! She keeps reproducing and reproducing. She’s huge! She’s so old, she even blooms. Crazy thing.
11. My podiatrist once told me, “You have wet feet.”
12. My optometrist once told me, “You have some of the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen.” So I guess it evens out.
13. I sleepwalk. I don’t know what I do when I sleepwalk, but I can guarantee you it isn’t housekeeping.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Looks like he needs help!

This is harder than you think.

Answer the questions with a phrase or song title from one particular artist.

I have chosen the one, the only, the hotty, Mr. Harry Connick, Jr.

Are you male or female? “She would give of herself, And ask not return” (From “She”)

Describe yourself: “I may be right, I may be wrong, But I’m perfectly willing to swear” (From “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”)

How do some people feel about you? “You think you know me well, But you don't know me” (From “You Don’t Know Me”)

How do you feel about yourself? “You know I am gettin tired doing all the work myself” (From “Lazybones”)

Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriend “I was a fool to fall, And get that way, Hi ho! alas! And also, lackaday!” (From “But Not for Me”)

Describe your current significant other: "Will you be my sunshine forever” (From “Come By Me”)

Describe where you want to be: “Stayin by my mama’s, In slippers and pajamas, Where there’s always somethin good to eat” (From “To Love The Language”)

Describe how you live: "Now that we’re tall, And all grown, A house, a car, Lives of our own” (From “Just A Boy”)

Describe how you love: “It doesn’t need sugar ’cause it’s already sweet, It doesn’t need an oven ’cause it’s got a lot of heat” (From “Recipe for Love”)

What would you ask for if you had just one wish? “For once unafraid I can go where life leads me, And somehow I know I'll be strong” (From “For Once in My Life”)

Share a few words of wisdom: “It isn’t so easy to walk alone” (From “A Moment With Me”)

Now say goodbye: “Don't like good-byes, tears or sighs. I'm not too good at leavin' time.” (From “Don’t Like Goodbyes”)

For Miss Stacie

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Cook at Sonic (One month of my life I will never get back.)
2. Radio DJ
3. Traffic/Billing/Commercial Producer for local cable ad sales
4. TV Producer/Director for The State's University

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Return to Me (I watched it three times in one day.)
2. The Jerk (I don't need you! All I need is this chair!)
3. The Blues Brothers (Glue...strong stuff.)
4. Shrek (Everybody likes parfait.)

Four places you have lived:
1. Bakersfield, CA
2. Coweta, OK
3. Stillwater, OK
4. That's it. Just three.

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. The Amazing Race
2. Top Chef
3. Housewives
4. Grey's Anatomy

Four places you have visited/vacationed:
1. Disneyland!
2. Switzerland!
3. Candyland!The Black Hills, SD
4. The Mall of America

Four websites I visit daily or almost daily:
1. my Yahoo
2. Goober Queen
3. Busymom
4. Sleeping Mommy

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Doughnuts/Donuts
2. Fried Chicken Gravy
3. Meatloaf
4. Bacon

Four of my favorite restaurants:
1. Olive Garden (Side note - Why can a girl be named Olive, but when someone gets named Apple, the parents get criticized?)
2. Arby's!
3. Ted's Cafe Escondito - the salsa is beyond words
4. The Bacon Hut (Okay, no such place. But if there were, I would TOTALLY be their best customer.)

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. El Paso, TX
2. Home
3. Washington D.C.
4. In the audience at Spamalot.

This morning I saw a guy with a t-shirt on that said "Damn right I'm good in bed. I can sleep for days." Amen Brother.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Addendim Addendumb More

More Signs You're an Okie
from MamaKBear

You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.

Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.*

You've seen people wear bib overalls at funerals.

You know people who think a Ford F350 4x4 Dually is a status symbol.

You measure distance in minutes. ("I'm about 5 minutes away.")

You refer to the capital of Oklahoma as "The City".

You go to the lake because you think it's like going to the ocean.

You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

You know cowpies are not made of beef.

Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.

Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it.

You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.

*True Story - Some years back, I was at Disneyland with my cousin and her kids. Her son didn't finish his meal so I went back up to the food stand to get a sack...

Me - Can I get a sack?
Worker Person - Heh?
Me - (Louder) Can I get a sack?
WP - A what?
Me - A sack.
WP - A hamburger?
Me - No. A sack.
WP - ????
Me - A bag?
WP - (Cue lightbulb) Ooohhh! Here you go.

Little kid, confusing words.

A loaf of bread, a low tire, a long story short...

Last night as I was trying to back the car into the garage (after making a run to the grocery for some artisan bread at 9pm cause I had a craving (and who wouldn't?)

An authentic bread from Puglia, Italy. A rustic country style loaf with a creamy, chewy interior and a crackly crust. This bread goes with anything.

and I needed to get the low tire closer to the air compressor without hitting any of the four motorcycles thankyouverymuch) I had to pull back out, reposition, and try again. The following conversation ensued...

Me: Aarghh! I'm a terrible backer-upper.
Bright Boy: Yeah.
Me: What?! Don't agree with me! You're supposed to say "You can do it Mom! Don't sell yourself short! You can back this car in!"
BB: I didn't mean it as "yeah", I meant it as "YEAH! You can do it! Make yourself long! Back the car in!"
Me: (Make myself long? WTF? Ooooooh Don't sell yourself short. Make yourself long. I get it.) That's more like it!

But I can parallel park like nobody's business!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Ya think?

You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)

You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Commander should have read this before he left.

You Know You're from El Paso When...

You know that the only two seasons are summer and Christmas.

You know it's the first day of Spring because the wind gusts hit 50 mph.

You know that it only snows if it was at least 75 the day before.

You cringe whenever you see a CHIH MEX license plate.

You can get sunburned and wind burned in the same hour.

You can give a stranger exact directions to the Electric-Q disco in Juarez.

You don't go near the Rio Grande. Ever.

You think that anyone who lives on the West side drives a BMW and all the people on the East side are gangsters.

The only national monuments you have been to are White Sands and the Chamizal.

You have a least four T-shirts that have "In loving memory" on the back.

You know the difference between "ya'll" and "all ya'll".

You know where the "real" first Thanksgiving took place.

You thinkg Western Playland is the place to be in the summer.

You have tried to fry an egg on the sidewalk in July.

You invest a great deal of money in hair spray in the spring.

The only thing you stocked up on for Y2K were tortillas.

You know what all those letters on the mountain stand for.

You can see three different states and two countries from your backyard.

The first place you go when you come back in town is Chico's Tacos.

When you are lost in Juarez at night, you can always find your way back by looking for the star on the mountain.

Seeing the Asarco tower gives you that warm and fuzzy home feeling.

You have talked about leaving for about ten years, but you are still here.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from El Paso.

I'm Proud to be an Okie! (Not from Muskogee)

You Know You're from Oklahoma When...

You say ya'll ... many times a day.

Bedlam is a BIG deal.

You can tell when it's tornado weather.

When you drive through a neighborhood anyone out walking will smile and wave at you.

You've worn flip flops in the winter

You have stopped to let a family of deer cross the road.

You thought the twister ride at Universal Studios wasn't windy enough.

You know who your neighbors are, how many children they have, and when one of them gets married or graduates.

There are at least 2 to 3 Sonics, McDonalds, and Little Ceasars in your town

You've been off roading - many times

You or someone you know was born, raised and still lives in the same town.

You know that Miami, Oklahoma and Miami, Florida are pronounced two different ways.

You plan events around football games.

You are a Cowboy or Sooners fan.

You learned how to do country and western dances at school.

A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.

You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah and Chickasha.

You can remember the name of the last state legislator to introduce a bill involving castration, and he didn't mean farm animals.

You know exactly what calf fries are, and eat them anyway.

You think that people who complain about the wind in other states are sissies.

It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in an airplane crash.

You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist.

A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.

It doesn't seem odd to see the term "chicken fried chicken" on a menu.

You save all your life for your dream vacation, and use it to go to the OU/Texas game.

It doesn't seem peculiar if your sweetie says "I'm going in to town for something" even though you live in town.

You don't turn on the news until 20 minutes past the hour, because that's the only thing you care about anyway.

Your quarterback is hurt and it is the top story on the six o'clock news.

You keep track of the grain and hog futures on the radio.

You don't buy all your vegetables at the grocery store.

You go to the State Fair for your only vacation.

You get up at 5:30 A.M. and go to the coffee shop, where the waitress never asks what you would like. She already knows.

You are on a first name basis with the county sheriff.

You know what the "Sea of Red and White" is.

You think that using the elevator involves a wheat truck.

You can drive 80 mph on a two-lane dirt road with one hand, but driving 45 mph on a four-lane expressway in a city scares you to death.

You use manure on your grass instead of Weed and Feed.

Your nearest neighbor is in the next zip code.

You wear cowboy boots to church.

You know that everything goes better with Ranch.

You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.

"You wanna Coke?" "Yeah." "What kind?" "Dr. Pepper."

You know what "Orange Power" and "Crimson & Cream" means.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Oklahoma.

So what's the other 5%?

I am 47% White Trash.
Not Too White Trashy
The white trash in my blood will not keep me from becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but it will keep me from a good haircut and any sort of fashion sense.

I am 48% Idiot.
Ain't Too Bright
I ain't too bright. But all those other idiots annoy the hell out of me. I may not be the brightest bulb in the bunch, but at least I know my limits.

I Need A Raise!

I've noticed in my present job, there is a tiny quirk.
There's no respect at all and it's not considered work.

Well, I am here to show you another point of view,
and give you an idea of what I really do!

Here's my job description and to better understand,
it's written in the language of the Army Man.

I'm the IG, complaints come to me.
I am the Medic, I bandage skinned knees.

I'm the Legal Office and the court martial, too.
I decide the punishment, how much and on who.

I'm Health & Welfare, inspecting for junk,
and I'm the 1SG checking the bunk.

I'm also Supply, in charge of food and clothes,
house wares, toys, and Heaven only knows.

I'm the MP, who secures the door,
I'm also the PVT who GI's the floor.

I'm the Mess SGT who cooks all the meals.
I'm TMP in charge of the wheels.

I'm MWR planning all the fun
and I am the Bugler, announcing the "day is done".

I'm the KP, who does all the dishes,
I am the DA who hears all your wishes.

I'm the CQ and the Fireguard, too,
there isn't that much that I don't do.

I'm the instructor too, you see,
because what is learned is taught by me.

I'm the Squad Leader, who knows his troops well,
sometimes the Drill SGT who really can yell.

I'm the S4, S1, 2 and 3,
just about everything must come through me!

Appropriations, taskings, commitments too,
I'm responsible for all we do.

I never go to battle, and AR of some sort,
but you can count on me to bravely guard the fort.

I'm ALWAYS on duty, I never take leave,
no holidays off, it's hard to believe!

I can never ETS, I signed for life,
my primary MOS is Mother, my secondary is Army Wife.

For all my devotion to duty, my LES says "NO PAY DUE"
because I'm not paid in money, but in the words of 'I LOVE YOU'.


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Yo. Whassup?

I went to the state capitol today and took some photos for work. Tell me, is there a reason why they put the Senators' offices on three different floors? After I quit sweating glistening sweating, I sat on the floor outside of the supreme court (six arrests, no convictions!) and ate my cold cut sandwich and chips. Then I stood up and ate my fruit cup.

Notice I brought both of my chins with me today. And my Farrah Fawcett wings. Can someone please tell me when my hair obviously is getting way too long?! Luckily my beautician called me while I was down there and I made an appointment.

I hobbed with the nobbs in the senate gallery and much fun was had by all.

The end.

Now I must eat and watch The Amazing Race. In that order.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

You never see me busy, but you always see me tired.

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches.

Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button.

She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.

She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair.

She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed."

"I'm on my way," she said.

She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.

She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV's, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed."

And he did...without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...?

CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL..... (and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Send this to five phenomenal women today...they'll love you for it!