Friday, February 29, 2008

Dear California,


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Greetings People of Sao Paulo, Brazil!

I have had visitors from Brazil! How they got here, I don't know, but welcome!


They come in threes...

1. Carpel Tunnel

2. Broke a crown

3. ?????

I had my thyroid tested and it is okay. So, I guess the question would be, why am I so tired, gained so much weight, and all that?


The Commander has to get his deviated septum repaired next week. He also gets to have his tonsils out the same day! Poor fella. I'll take good care of him.



God heals, and the doctor takes the fee. - Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wanna point and laugh at me?

'Cause I fell on my face this morning.

And it wasn't just a normal, run of the mill fall. It was straight out of the cartoons.

I was carrying a box of 150 DVDs in cardboard sleeves to another building on campus. It had been spitting freezing rain and was pretty miserable. I was thisclose to the building and when crossing the crosswalk, I stepped on a metal plate that covers a drainage area.

Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! The legs started flying. Leaning forward. Leaning backward. Leaning forward again. Then blam! I would have totally face planted if it weren't for the box of DVDs I was holding in front of me.

My knees both hit the concrete. The right way harder than the left. My hands both hit the concrete. Again, the right way harder than the left. (My torso was protected by the box, but the box didn't fair well.) The middle half of both of my pant legs were soaked. AND! PLUS! ALSO! One of the buses was stopped practically across the street letting people on. So I had an audience.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Vote for Me

is a vote for me!

Contest to win a trip to Vegas, Baby!

Click on the photo and vote for it (if you want) and then tell all of your friends (if you want) to go and vote for me (if they want). No pressure.

Right now the top LOL has 48 votes. I have one (I voted for myself).

Peace out!

crazy, funny pix
More on the online Poker Cats Contest

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentimes!

Or not. Whatever.

(Thanks Rick.)


I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. - Rita Rudner


Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Our Cub Scouts were talking about the Chinese New Year last night at their meeting. I took some Chinese snacks for them to experience. The licorice prunes didn't go over well, but the Pocky? They devoured it.

what flavor pocky are you?

[c] sugardew


Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
-James Beard


Thursday, February 07, 2008

Dear Murphy

Stop it already! Seriously!

A Very Peeved Me


Remember the cool crowns I have on my teeth?

Let me show you them...

Mr. Smiley Face there on the bottom? He is no longer smiling. As a matter of fact, he just no longer is. At all.

Yesterday I was enjoying the meal the German Club was selling - a brat, hot potato salad, and apple strudel. The strudel was delish, but for some reason, one bite was crunchy. Uh oh. My tongue started poking around in my mouth until it felt the broken tooth. Crapola! As I was walking back to my office, I kept thinking, "Is that my crown? I hope not!" One look in the mirror and guess what? It was my crown. The crown that made my dentist stomp his foot on the floor and exclaim, "I will not put a smiley face on your tooth!"

Feel free to guess what will be on the new crown!


So, Mr. Murphy and your damn law, today I got a temporary crown and the paid off credit card got a big hit. So...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Product Review

The folks at Froose teamed up with Mom Central to get some feedback on their products. I volunteered our family to be Taste Testers.

Here's our take on Froose. First, a little about the product...

Each serving of Froose® contains:

* Whole organic grains and fruit
* Complex carbohydrates energy
* Good source of fiber - 3 grams (soluble & insoluble)
* Naturally low in sugar
* Organic rice syrup, a complex carbohydrate (which means no sugar highs and no empty calories.)
* Whole organic brown rice
* Wheat and gluten free
* Pasteurized
* Kosher Certified
* Unique whole food innovation
* Made with organic ingredients

The Taste Testers...

The Commander
The Boy

First up - Perfect Pear

Me - It has the consistency of nectar. (Which I can't stand.)
The Commander - It is bitter.
The Boy - It tastes like real pears, but not like juice.

The Verdict - No thanks.

Next - Playful Peach

Me - Ugh.
The Commander - ::: Nose Wrinkles :::
The Boy - It tastes okay at first, but then it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The Verdict - No Thanks.

Lastly - Cheerful Cherry

Me - Hmmmmmm. Not too bad. I can't stand artificial cherry flavor. If I inadvertently pop a cherry Jolly Rancher into my mouth, it will shoot out with much more force than it went in. Cheerful Cherry does not have a fake cherry taste! It also doesn't have that nectar thickness to it like the other two or the graininess (from the rice flour I'm guessing).
The Commander - Refuses to participate any further.
The Boy - Well, if it is the only thing to drink, I will drink it, but I wouldn't want it as a snack.

Verdict - I was the only flavor I finished.

I would recommend at least giving Froose a try. Your kids may not be as picky as my kid. Let me know if you do.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Happy Birthday Chick

Today is your 8th birthday. Where did the time go?

I love you so much my heart aches just a little. I especially love your cute little nose and those crazy little freckles (which you hate with a passion). I love the way you still yell, "Mom!" and come running toward me when you haven't seen me in a while. I love the way you make up jokes. I love the way you read to me. I love how you say, "actually" at the beginning of many sentences. I love the way you pronounce Saturn (Sat-er-in). I love watching you eat spaghetti. I love how much you love your brother. I love how smart you are. I love your furry legs. I love how you love the song "New Head". But most of all, I love you.

9 lbs., 11 oz., 23 in.

First day of Pre-K

First day of Kindergarten

First day of 1st Grade

First day of 2nd Grade (I failed to get him a back to school haircut. Don't judge.)

All in all, he's a pretty happy boy.