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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A little Peanut humor.....

clicking around on pinterest tonight i found this and got a good chuckle from it, mainly because at work today i got a message from a patient stating she injured herself ANTELOPE hunting, however google voice typed it out as CANTALOUPE hunting.
For a moment I was questioning whether I was working for a Pain Management doctor or one specializing in behavioral health...
Thanks, Courtney V. for pinning this.  I needed the laugh. 


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Falling Back to Earth

Video taken from some folks in Washington.....

Last night my husband and I were having casual  conversation after he arrived home from Colorado and that is when he starting spitting out the odds of the satellite that was falling from space actually hitting someone.  "Say what?"  I've been so wrapped up in my new job and getting the kids from here to there, I haven't seen the news in a few days and had no idea what he was talking about.  I think the odds were something like a 1:32000 you could get hit by a piece of the UARS satellite that was now plummeting to Earth. WOW.  Those odds were pretty good, (this meant like 3 people in our town could get hit) and a whole lot better than the odds of winning the lottery  Right then and there I decided that I wasn't stepping foot outside til this thing entered the atmosphere and landed and deep down I secretly hoped it would hit our house we have for sale in Texas so that we could be done with that whole process and just collect some insurance money on the damages.  So much for wishful thinking.....

Upon waking up this morning I eagerly Googled UARS satellite to see were it landed and if anyone had been injured...or even seen it.  According to it has reportedly fallen back to Earth and they are trying to pinpoint exactly where and when.  It sort of amazes me that NASA couldn't just watch this thing fall and knows exactly where it is.  We are able to track and witness comets when they are in orbit with the Earth every 100 years or so, but we don't know when and where a 750 million dollar, 6.5 ton, firey ball of satellite enters the atmosphere, plummeting towards us?  Hmmm....

However, I am certainly glad to hear that no one was reportedly injured, as of yet, and I look forward to following this exciting piece of NASA news.  In the back of my mind I am still picturing ET, crop circles and fields in Nebraska with large pieces of UARS debris scattered all around....we shall see!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Break Up

I didn't get around to checking my email until late this afternoon, and as I was scrolling through all 32 new ones, there it was, the break-up letter from Netflix.  After years of getting that little red envelope in the mail with Netflix stamped across the front, it looks like our affair is coming to an end.  Instead of moving on to the new guy, Qwikster, I've decided I will work on my relationship with Redbox and I can only hope that Netflix streaming improves on what it is putting out.  Now, I suppose, because I am addicted to streaming and refuse to pay higher package prices, I am being forced to forever say goodbye to that square red envelope that has forever been loyal to me and my family.

So, I am sending a special shout out (NOT!) to Reed Hastings for the late night email breakup and for screwing up a good product.  (I bet you fire your employees via email as well.)  As far as I'm concerned you're on the same level as Ken when he broke up with Barbie.  Just plain tacky!


Friday, September 16, 2011

To Go...

No guesses on what I recently spied at Wal-Mart as I was checking out? Nutella...To Go! I scooped about five of these up and can't wait to have an excuse to take a snack somewhere!! They really know what their doing when they display all those goodies at the check out, don't they?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I spy with my little eye.... Any guesses?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hell hath no fury like a woman who has sworn off chocolate

"Chocolate is the greatest gift to women ever created, next to the likes of Paul Newman and Gene Kelly.  It's something that should be had on a regular basis."  - Sandra Bullock

I think that pretty much sums it up...


Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Reflection

WTC site 11/2009
9/11/2001 ~ I was sitting at my desk in my office when I got a phone call informing me that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers in NYC.  While on the phone, the person on the other end who was watching the news coverage, announced that a second plane crashed into the other tower. For the rest of the day the entire HIM department listened in horror as the Pentagon was attacked and then as a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.  I frantically emailed one of my best friends who lived in NY and luckily heard back from him that he was okay and that the hospital he worked at was in lock down and waiting to treat survivors.  I remember the fear as I was driving home and seeing gas stations out of gas and the ones that did have gas had lines of cars miles long, waiting.  Stores were closed and people were in full panic mode.  The entire night and following day was spent glued to the television, it absolute shock.  It is a day I will never forget and a day I hope my smaller children will never have to live through.

My Love goes out to those that lost their lives on that day. My Prayers go out to those who lost their family members, co-workers and friends in the attacks.  And my Thanks goes out to all the service men and woman who have risked their lives fighting for and protecting our Country.  May God Bless you all. 
WTC site during our 2009 visit to NYC


Friday, September 09, 2011

Drunk Moose Found Stuck In Tree

photo courtesy of USA today.

Click here for the complete story.

A moose, which appeared to be drunk after eating fermented apples, was found stuck in a tree in Goteborg, Sweden on Tuesday.


These are large, yet beautiful animals and how strange that one would get trapped in a tree!  Glad to hear the creature was set free and hopefully has sobered up!


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Old Faithful!

Wanted to share a little clip I just uploaded to YouTube from our most recent trip to Yellowstone National Park when we got to visit Old Faithful and watch her erupt.  It was an amazing experience to see in person.  It's pretty amazing living on 50 miles from this place.  There is no reason for us to be bored on the weekends from now on!

...and every time I think of Old Faithful, my thoughts go back to that movie Dennis the Menace and the scene where he squirts Mr. Wilson's nasal spray out and as it is shooting straight up into the air he says, "Old Faithful!"  Funny how things like that from our childhood stick with us, huh?

(old faithful scene starting at 6:28) Such a great movie!


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Hello Monday, NOW GO AWAY!

Really? It is 8:40 a.m. and I am ready to throw in the towel for the day. Getting up at 5:30 a.m. stinks, but the Freshman has to be at Zero Hour by 6:00 a.m. to lift weights and this gives me enough time to make a cup of coffee and get his lunch made. As I'm spreading the peanut butter on his sandwich I noticed the Keurig is done, so I grab the creamer, get my cup from the brewer and there are only a couple of tablespoons of coffee in my cup. WHAT THE CRAP!?!? I fool with it for a few minutes, could tell there was water in the dang thing, try and dump it out, it pours out on my arm, scolding my wrist which is now red and blistered!

I finish making the kid's lunch, text him and tell him to 'GET UP' and proceed to make coffee in the regular coffee maker. Gross. It was way to strong and had coffee grinds in it! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?

The teenager drags himself upstairs at five minutes til 6, says it is too late to go, (which translates into i'm tired and I don't want to run or lift) turns around, walks back downstairs and goes back to bed. WHAT THE HECK?!?

Everyone is FINALLY off to work and school and I have to revise a letter that has to be postmarked and in the mail today. (I noticed earlier my phone was running on 3G and not WIFI and I still haven't had any luck getting it to connect.) So, when i sat down to open my email on my laptop, well I'm sure you've already guessed it, the laptop won't connect either. I'M DONE!

Now, to figure out the WIFI problem and call and complain about my Keurig. I have errands to run in town, but am honestly afraid to get behind the wheel of a car after the morning I've had.

I WILL SAY McCafe came to my rescue and this Caramel Frappé is pretty delish, but it is the ONLY thing that has gone right so far today!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Here's to the last day in 2011 that you can officially get away with wearing white! Time to switch the wardrobes over to Fall and to dust the cobwebs off the crock pot. Hope your day has been filled with some relaxation and the making of some final Summer memories.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Isn't this the truth....

Too funny. Couldn't resist, I had to share.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Alas, Mexi Rolls

Could it get any better than this? Maybe, but not likely.  What are the odds that this small town in Wyoming, that we now proudly call home, has a Taco John's?  Now, not everyone here has the same respect for the Potato Ole's, cheese dip, Pizza burger and Mexi Rolls that I do, mainly people that are from Texas and just don't understand the concept of Mexican fast food. However, all my Murray, Kentucky peeps who grew up with that six pack and a pound know where I'm coming from when I say Taco John's is on my "have to eat at list" every year when we travel back home.  And though we may not admit it, we all secretly get a little rage of jealousy when we read on Facebook about someone's trip home and they have 'checked in' at Taco John's. Or what about when somebody is on a road trip and they post that they have stumbled upon a Taco John's and they are now enjoying something out of that brown paper bag and then us folks that live in Taco John's-less towns, or even states, are left craving something we love but can't have?  It's just pure torture!  No longer will I have to block these people from my friends list because they are indulging in Taco John's yumminess and I'm not.  I can just go get my own, it's only 2.8 miles away.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Have you seen the new ClusterF*#!%?

Ok, get your mind out of the gutter.  That's not what I meant!  I'm talking about ClusterFLUFF, a new Ben & Jerry's flavor made with Peanut Butter ice cream loaded with Caramel Cluster pieces, Marshmallow swirls and Peanut Buttery swirls.  I think I love their labels almost as much as I love their ice cream.  So go on, run out and get you know you want to!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

A Smurf Boat...

the smurf boat
Buy the boy a piece of PVC pipe at Home Depot and it becomes a horse, a sword, a baton and a Cane...and that's while your walking through the store.

Go to a restaurant and the jelly packets become a skyscraper or a train and the salt and pepper shakers are army men fighting each other or riding on the jelly packet train.

After making homemade macaroni and cheese last night he asked for the Velveeta box, so I said, "sure!" Five minutes later he has a boat built with all the essentials that a smurf might need while riding in it. You know, a belt, couple of hot wheels, a Lego block and a tech deck.  Complete with plastic forks and knives for the sails and artillery.