Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LOL Ricci

more cat pictures


I watched Black Snake Moan this weekend. That was a different sort of movie.

I got your dinner right here.

Three women: one engaged, one married, and one a mistress, are chatting about their relationships and decide to amaze their men....that night all three will wear a leather bodice S&M style, stilettos and mask over their eyes .

After a few days they meet again.....

The engaged girlfriend said: 'The other night, when my boyfriend came back home, he found me in the leather bodice, 4' stilettos and mask. He said, 'You are the woman of my life, I love you...then we made love all night long.'

The mistress stated: 'Oh Yes! The other night we met in the office. I was wearing the leather bodice, mega stilettos, mask over my eyes and a raincoat. When I opened the raincoat, he didn't say a word. We just had wild sex all night.'

The married one then said: 'The other night I sent the kids to stay at my mothers for the night, I got myself ready, leather bodice, super stilettos and mask over my eyes. My husband came in from work, grabbed the TV controller and a beer, and said, 'Hey Batman, what's for dinner?'

Friday, May 23, 2008

Freecycle rocks

I love some of the messages I get from the Freecycle board.

This one came this morning. (HE = high efficiency. You know, the type that needs LOW SUDSING SOAP.)

If you have ever been told that it is OKAY to put liquid laundry soap of any kind in your he washing machine...well it's a LIE! I did and
now my machine is broken- literally. I NEED several parts and the
repair man has yet to call back. If you have a Whirlpool duet washer
that can be used for parts, please let me know. Otherwise, I'm looking
at $$$ in repairs.

Thank you,

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The fools are out.

School's out! So now I will commence my boast post.

Shorty is graduating tomorrow night! I became his stepmonster when he was four years old and now he is a semi-adult.

On Saturday, he has his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. I was helping him with his script last night and when we got to the part where he gives his mom and dad the Eagle Parent pin, he said, "We have to put you in there." Yea me! But then we couldn't think of what to say about me. Well, I could think of lots of amusing things to say about me, but since he is a grumpy old man, he didn't appreciate them.

The Boy got his final report card and reading test results yesterday. The good news is he gets to go on to third grade next year. The great news is that he is reading at a fifth grade level. Woo!


I turned in my letter of resignation at work. Less than two weeks to go. They are having a big drinking party...oh who am I kidding? DRINKING party to send me off. I'm going to bawl like a baby. I'll miss you all. Some more than others. : )


It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of. - Randy K. Milholland,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I thought it was funny...

The other day I looked out of the front window to see The Commander with the garden hose spraying weed killer.

Me - How's it going?
Him - I need a longer hose.

'Cause I'm funny that way.

Well, I am a tomboy...

You Are a Salty Person

When it comes to snacks, you're more likely to grab a bag of chips over a bag of cookies.

There's a good chance you're male (men prefer salty snacks)...

Or at least, you feel very comfortable in male dominated environments.

Your taste tends to be complex, sophisticated, and adult.

You tend to crave your favorite restaurant meal... or mom's cooking.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Not me

You get the ball, I'll get the geese.

No, you get the ball, I'll get the geese.

Fine! I'll get the ball!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No news is good news. Right?

Kinda creepy.

We have a reader.

My Son. He is a reader. He is nearing the end of second grade and is reading up to a 5.1 grade level (and comprehending!).

Therefore and thusto, we are on the lookout for Chapter Books! If anyone has any old books that their kids have outgrown or whathaveyou, we would love to have them.

We are currently on the lookout for:

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

The Mouse and The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Marley A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

Thanks Interweb. You rock!

Thursday, May 08, 2008


The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Product Review

Heidi-Ho. Product review time again. This should be the last one for a few weeks so as not to alienate my reader. Hi reader!

Mom Central and Ocean Spray sent me a couple of samples of their new juice drink, Cranergy.

From the website:
Do you need a little help to get through your busy day? We sure do, which is why we created Cranergy™, a delicious and naturally energizing juice drink. Cranergy™ is made from our refreshing cranberry juice, which we've enhanced with natural energizers like green tea extract and B vitamins. Made with Splenda® brand sweetener, Cranergy™ has only 35 calories per eight-ounce serving, 50 percent fewer calories than other leading energy drinks and traditional sodas. Cranergy™ is a "good for you" kind of energy that helps you get stuff done!

It isn't as strong as most of the cranberry juice drinks I have had. I liked that a lot.

I could really taste the green tea flavor in it. I haven't had green tea before, so it was kind of a shock.

It is flavored with Splenda so it has a little of the artificial sweetener taste.

Overall the taste is very light and enjoyable.

Product Review

At work, we have always used Norton products to take care of our computers. So when Mom Central offered me the chance to try Symantec Norton 360 out at home, I gave it a try.

From their website:
Norton 360 Version 2.0 delivers industry leading protection and performance in an easy to use all-in-one solution. With a single subscription up to three PCs are protected, safeguarding your family by verifying trusted Web sites, blocking fake ones, and securely managing user names and passwords so that they can safely shop, bank, or browse online. Norton 360 V2.0 also helps keep your PCs running at peak performance and protects your data by making it easy to automatically back up and restore files locally or to a secured online storage service.

I have a MacBook at home. Since Macs aren’t as virus-prone as PCs are, I have never really given security a thought. But my husband just recently bought a PC laptop and I know what can happen with those.

Norton 360 is so easy to use. It is pretty much “set it and forget it”. My husband is totally a non-techie and he has no problem with it. It runs in the background and doesn’t give you the horrible pop-ups every few minutes like some anti-virus and spyware programs do. Plus, it doesn’t slow down the speed of your computer. Big Plus.

If you haven’t had a chance to use Norton products, I suggest you give them a try.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


100 things I have done. (Did? Dood?)

People have lists of things they want to do, but I wanted to do a list of things I have done.

What about you?

1. Attend at least one major sporting event: Dodgers vs. Astros, Fiesta Bowl, KC Royals Game, a few Atlanta Braves games.

2. Throw a huge party and invite every one of my friends: I’ve had a few of those.

3. Be an extra in a film: I was an extra in a commercial. Does that count?

4. Make love on a forest floor: In the woods, beside the lake.

5. Learn how to take a compliment: Why, thank you.

6. Be a member of the audience in a TV show: The Price is Right and A Different World.

7. Get to know my neighbors: I miss my old neighbors.

8. Plant a tree: I have planted many trees!

9. Learn not to say yes when I really mean no: I have amazed a co-worker with this ability.

10. Write a fan letter to my all-time favorite actor or actress: Wrote a fan letter to Tom Hanks when he was on Bosom Buddies. He sent me a postcard thanking me for “the lovely letter”!

11. Visit the Senate and the House of Representatives to see how Congress really works: I went to Girls’ State and learned all of this, but I have been to the Oklahoma Capitol and experienced this first hand.

12. Fall deeply in love: Did it!

13. Be someone's mentor: I had a couple of students I mentored. I miss them too.

14. See a lunar eclipse: These are really cool.

15. Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it: I was on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters here in town for four years and was Executive Vice-President for one term.

16. Make a complete and utter fool of myself: Who hasn’t done that?

17. Write my will: Done it. Need to revise it.

18. Sleep under the stars: Did it until the storm rolled in.

19. Learn how to complain effectively -- and do it!: Sheez. I complain in my sleep I’m so good at it.

20. Spend a whole day reading a great novel: I was sick last week. I read three.

21. Learn to juggle with three balls: I can do this for a short period of time.

22. Find a job I love: I have had two of those.

23. Buy my own house and then spend time making it into exactly what I want: We had ours built like we wanted it and have made it entirely ours.

24. Grow a garden: Would be nice to have one the deer didn’t get into.

25. Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring: Shuh. My first car out of college was a convertible. Then I got a family.

26. Accept myself for who you are: I accept, but don’t really like it from time to time.

27. Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public: Yuck.

28. Attend one really huge rock concert: Dave Matthews Band and The Rolling Stones.

29. Be able to handle: my tax forms, Jehovah's Witnesses, my banker, telephone solicitors: Done, done and done.

30. Give to a charity – anonymously: All the time.

31. Fart in a crowded space: No comment.

32. Make love on the kitchen floor: Again, no comment.

33. Create my own web site: Here you are!

34. Visit the Holy Land: Tried to…

Heh. Just kidding.

34. Look into your child's eyes, see yourself, and smile: Dang kid looks just like me.

35. Be interviewed on T.V.: I make TV for a living so I have found my way on screen from time to time.

36. Get married: 13 years, 7 months ago.

37. Have a family: 8 years, 3 months ago.

38. Go to a Broadway stage show: We saw Phantom of the Opera last year.

39. Watch a sunset with someone special: The Commander and I used to go and sit on the dock and watch the sunset at least once a week.

40. Fill up my bookshelf with books: Overflowing!

41. Own a house: I own #3 and #4 right now.

42. Help build a house for a homeless family: I volunteered with Habitat one weekend.

43. Pay off my student loan: I only had one student loan for $200 during my college years. I paid it off right away.

44. Publish a book of my photos: I did this with iPhoto for my MIL and The Commander.

45. Air travel in first class: It was a short trip, but I managed to down a couple of Bloody Marys.

46. Learn how to eat properly with chopsticks: Still prefer a fork.

47. Develop a roll of film from my own photographs: I took a photography and darkroom class years ago.

48. Visit a pub in London: Awesome experience.

49. Visit the Alps in Switzerland: Totally awesome experience.

50. Help someone get into or through college: Do your kids count? This crap is hard.

51. Go peach picking and make cobbler: Oh yeah.

52. Meet someone famous: Gordon Jump – WKRP and the Maytag repairman.

53. Take tap dancing lessons: When I was in Kindergarten.

54. Tithe: Every month.

55. Go to religious services other than my own: Catholic, Seven Day Adventist and Latter Day Saints.

56. Rewire a lamp: I am Ms. Electrician. You have a ceiling fan you need hung? I’m there. Your outlet doesn’t work? I can fix it.

57. Have a family portrait taken: It is tough, but it can be done.

58. Be bold and take my action figures out of the box: Value be damned!

59. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower: Loved it.

60. Know where my things are at a banquet: BMW. Left to right – bread, meal, water.

61. Become an editor and get paid to correct other people's grammar errors: Heh, I get to do that from time to time.

62. Get a tattoo: My tattoo will turn 21 years old on the 19th of this month.

63. Get my belly button pierced: For three weeks. My pants kept snagging it.

64. Dye my hair an outrageous color: Um, let’s not talk about that.

65. Play Laser Tag: Did it in February. Fun!

66. Ride a motorcycle: Been doing it since I was little. Currently own two of them.

67. Take a picture in a photo booth: I miss photo booths.

68. Hold a bear cub: These guys are so cute.

69. Stay awake for 24 hours: 38. I don’t recommend it.

70. Watch a movie being filmed: Did for a short time, but someone from the crew got all bent out of shape.

71. Get a book autographed: I got to meet Debbie Macomber last May.

72. Get something published in a newspaper or magazine: Some of the photos I have taken at work have made it.

73. Ride in a helicopter: I was nervous at first, but once I was up there, it was great.

74. See a movie at a drive-in: It has been a while.

75. Get a professional massage: You betcha!

76. Draw on a wall: My wall at work has a large chalk drawing of a hibiscus flower.

77. Donate blood: It is hard for me because I have wonky veins.

78. Be on the front page of the Sunday paper: Did it! The Daily Oklahoman had a large, color photo of me and the Commander at an Oklahoma State/Iowa State football game.

79. Get a college degree: BA in Radio/Television/Film Production and Performance with a Minor in English.

80. Rescue a dog from the pound: His name is Cooper and he has been with us for 2 ½ years.

81. Win at a Bingo Hall: Bingo!

82. Crash a tailgating party: They didn’t know me, but I still got beer.

83. Catch something and eat it: Crappie and bass. Yum.

84. Take my son on a toy shopping spree: He got a lot of cash for his birthday one year. He spent loads.

85. Win an award: Scholar Athlete in high school.

86. Go to State in an athletic even: 4th place in the Discus my Freshman year.

87. Process inmates into jail: Crazy, but yes, I have done this.

88. Sip a Tequila Sunrise while at the horse track: My dad bought it for me.

89. Eat a doggie treat: Just once. I was curious.

90. Watch the movie Grease 13 times: It was when it first came out on HBO. I’m a fan.

91. Eat Bison, Elk, Emu, Ostrich, Deer or other wild animal: I have had them all in Jerky form. Tasty.

92. Have a smiley face inlaid into my porcelain crown: It broke, but now I have a paw print and Saturn.

93. Learn to correctly make chicken gravy: It took a while, but I got it down.

94. Reconnect with a high school friend: In the process right now. I got in touch with her dad and he is passing the message along.

95. Sit and listen to nature: Frogs, geese, and birds (including woodpeckers and wild turkeys) are making up the majority of the ambient noise at my house right now.

96. Get high blood pressure: Not funny.

97. Get high cholesterol: Still not funny.

98. Get TMJ: Funny? Not at all.

99. Get Carpal Tunnel: Shut up.

100. Live 40 years: Done.

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Gary just said, "Hook Echo"! Everyone take a drink!