Friday, February 29, 2008
1) They are on my phone and I haven't figured out yet how to get them from my phone to the computer. It was a spontaneous picture taking event.
2) I don't have hookups on this computer to do it anyway.
3) My eyes are still dilated and I don't know that I could figure it out, as blind as I am right now.
To give you the general idea so you don't feel like you're missing out on anything, the first picture was a picture of my dilated eyeball. Exciting, I know. So I've drawn a rough sketch of what I look like when my eyes are dilated:
I know, not very pleasant, is it!? And after the doctor's appointment: I am so rockin' these old person glasses. I HATE the glasses they give you when your eyes are dilated! I mean, I get it, you need like 1000 pairs for every customer, so they have to be cheap, but really? Well, at least I got it done and now I don't have to go back for a while.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tony: I'll require the women to wear dresses after I get through all the covetousness, deceitfulness, loving thy neighbor, living for God.... !!
Justin: Shoot, if we get through all that, I'll put on a dress!
Okay, I just thought it was funny.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It wasn't a coupon, because it was too thick.
I thought it might be the number of this used bookstore, but I remember seeing it on my dresser a couple of days ago.
Was it an old kudos from youth group? No, I never wear these pants to church.
A reminder note?
At this point, I'm digging frantically to pull this inch-long piece of paper through a half-inch open pocket, when I finally break down and pop open the button, and victoriously open the piece of paper. Yes, my height of intelligence is startling.
And what is it? A recipe I wrote down at mom's no more than half an hour earlier.
Is my memory really that bad?
Sunday, February 24, 2008
But I really wanted to go back to another hockey game, and hockey tickets are so dirt cheap, that we really couldn't go wrong. So, Saturday night, we ventured out with Steve and Aaron to take our places in the second row from the ice, right smack next to the penalty box. Right where we like to be - as close to the action as possible. You know, so you don't miss any fights! And it was actually a really great game! There were about 5000+ people there, so it was as big a deal as in Charleston, and we learned the new chants ("He shoots.. he scores.. hey goalie.. you suck!") and soon found we were sucked into it just as much as everyone else there.
Well, not everyone. That's the one thing I dislike about hockey - the other fans. Sometimes I think people have just simply been knocked on the head one too many times. The group sitting in front of us probably had season tickets. I think this because it seemed that everyone knew them, from the other people in our section, to the penalty box "guard", to the referees, to the mascot. And did not like them. They were hecklers in every sense of the word! Very irritating. Even more irritating that it was two adults with four kids, and the adults were actually enouraging the kids to yell at the players being sent to the penalty box and the refs. If I heard "Hey Zaske (the referee) GO ON A DIET!" one more time, I was about to club them upside the head with my camera case. What an awful example for the kids. But anyway, all in all we had an awesome time, and it's just too bad the season's almost over or I'd go back. Plus it's so far away for us to go, it's not really worth it except for a couple of games a year I'd say.
We won!! If the Fire Antz get 5 goals in a game, everyone gets a free taco from Taco Bell! Alas, they got four goals. It was still a great game, especially when they got two goals in about 3 minutes in the last period. Awesome!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I don't know how well you can see that, but that's my rebates from December and this month. I only buy things I need, as you can see (Listerine, toothpaste, tampons, trash bags, etc.)
I say all this to point out only one thing. #80 on my list of 101 things is to dye my hair myself because it costs so much to do it at a salon, and I so don't care enough to pay that much. As I was traipsing through Rite Aid, piling up on rebates, I noticed that Garnier was having a rebate that I hadn't noticed online (but it is on there). Their product Color Break had a price of $5.99 with a $5.99 rebate... making it FREE!! Woot woot! I have no clue what this product is, but who cares, because it's FREE!
I say all that to invite anyone to hop over to Rite Aid and get your own free hair dye so we can have a dye party. I think they're really just highlights, but anyway, that doesn't matter. I'm so proud of my great deal!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Aren't they all so beautiful!!??
Leila and I went out for a quick trip to Pier 1 and Belk today. I had a Pier 1 gift certificate I wanted to use up, and you won't believe the deal I got!! We walked up and they had some wicker chairs for $12!! The original price was $70! We got so excited that we ran in and got cushions to go with them, and a cute outdoor lamp for a citronella candle to keep the bugs away. Yes, I picked out everything all by myself. Amazing, I know. This is what they look like: (the cushions are reversible)
And this is what everyone else did this afternoon:
It was a beautiful afternoon. I was able to go running, also. So a very relaxing Sunday! I'll not want to go back to work tomorrow.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
"The Sweet Valley High Series"
This girl likes this guy. And this other guy likes this other girl. And this girl likes this guy who doesn't like her but likes this other girl who only likes him as a friend. Oh, and parents are embarrassing.
"Encyclopedia Brown" (I loved these!)
Someone: Alas, something is wrong.
Encyclopedia Brown: Never fear. I will solve the mystery by employing my repertoire of obscure facts as a thinly disguised device for teaching kids education information.
"Death of a Salesman"
Willy Loman: Everytime something bad happens, I go back in time to happier occasions.
Biff Loman: I'm a bum.
Willy Loman: Here I go again.
(Willy Loman goes back in time. Then he runs out of times to go back to, so he dies.)
Okay, I could put up a ton more, but you can see them for yourself. So funny!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Today at work we had Corfu for Tim's birthday lunch. It was very good, and I highly recommend it if anyone's in the mood for Greek. Their calamari is the BEST!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
We're getting our bathrooms redone at work (don't get me started) and the plumber is here putting the toilets and sinks back in position. Every time he does a practice flush, he says, "3..2..1.. blast off!" And then as it's flushing, sings, "Let your troubles go down the drain..." Just a moment ago, he sang the entire chorus of the Sesame Street theme song. I kid you not. Maybe he has children and the song just constantly runs through his head, I don't know, but I can't imagine that it's necessary for him to sing it repeatedly. Every so often he'll say something I can't quite hear and then chuckle. I suppose he's making potty jokes.
I guess it just kind of goes against societal norms to talk out loud to yourself. Not that it particularly bothers me - I'm not trying to be picky or rude - but it just strikes me as odd. It makes me think that these people are the same people who will grasp at straws to have a conversation, rather then just sit in silence. Not that I don't have my moments of talking up a storm.
So does it irk anyone else? Or are you the person that is holding a conversation with yourself?
Monday, February 11, 2008
1) Bringing Up Baby - I actually loved this movie! It was extremely funny, and Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn had really great chemistry. Their banter was hilarious!
2) Red River - A John Wayne movie. Stephen was happy to watch this with me. He has rules about watching westerns with me, namely, that I don't open my mouth. But there were parts of this movie that neither of us could resist cracking jokes at. Frankly, I don't think there are many parts of westerns that can't be made into jokes.
3) The Searchers - yet another John Wayne movie! I'm sorry, but these all just happened to be on TV. We did NOT go rent any of these movies, so I was sort of limited on my choices. This movies was awful. I don't even want to talk about it.
4) The Day The Earth Stood Still - this movie wasn't so awful. Awfully made, yes. Awful concept, not so much. An alien and his robot land on Earth and warn them that they must live peacefully together or be destroyed by this other planet. The ending was kind of question marks, but I have to admit, I actually watched most of this B movie.
5) Frankenstein - I couldn't believe my luck when I was rummaging through dad's movies and found the original version of Frankenstein! I watched it over the course of a week while working out, which made it less painful. No, it wasn't that bad. Frankenstein's monster was actually a little bit creepy, so way to go Boris Karloff. You know what's really funny about this movie? They were doing the intro credits to the movie, like:
Dr. Henry Frankenstein .............. Colin Clive
Baron Frankenstein .................... Frederick Kerr
And in the middle of it all, comes:
The Monster ............... ?????
I thought that was so funny! I know Boris Karloff was pretty well-known, so I guess they didn't want to give it up that he was playing the monster. Funny!
This week is going to be so harried. Tonight we have ladies group at church, which is normally fun. But tonight, we are having a sewing "party". To me, the words "sewing" and "party" do not go together. But I am a natural with a glue gun! We're sewing our costumes for the Easter drama. So it should be interesting to say the least.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Old, moldy seat:
New seat, courtesy of parental $$:
Old, moldy handlebars:
New, grippy handlebars thanks to parental $$:
I was able to ride off into the sunset...
... and back again. I rode today for real, just a mile to get myself back in the swing of things. It felt so good!! I am so excited to bike more in the near future! Thanks mom and dad! I love you guys!
Friday, February 8, 2008
#1 - I call Walmart every day to see if they've gotten any Wiis in the last 24 hours. No such luck.
#5 - I hope to buy a fauxbulous ring this weekend.
#9 - We are hopefully going to Winter Jam in March.
#10 - We have tickets to go to a hockey game at the end of February.
#18 - We have plans to revisit Pennsylvania in July with Stephen's family.
#24 - This is taking forever, because I have tons more of these than I realized. I do them in all my spare time. All my spare time in which I'm not reading, that is.
#25 - We found out that Carrie has all ten seasons and is willing to let us watch them for free rather than renting them from Blockbuster. Woot!
#29 - I have only one movie left. I'm watching Frankenstein, the original 1931 version (thankfully, dad just happened to own this!?!?) I watch it while I'm doing the elliptical machine. BUT, since it's been 60 and 70 degrees all week, I've been running outside instead, which means I haven't watched this movie since last weekend or something crazy like that. I should really just finish it off.
#30 - You have no idea how many books are in here.
#47 - I have my secret ready, but I don't have a post card. Something so simple is holding me back.
#49 - I certainly feel as though I'm in the habit of working out now, but since this is supposed to last for the next 2-ish years, I'm holding off of crossing this off my list until I really prove it to myself.
#55 - going through almost 20000 songs takes forever. I realize that now.
#64 - I hope to have a post up about this very soon.
#69 - Jenn and I have plans to get certified together in March.
#70 - yeah, this ain't happenin'.
#85 - And have you SEEN how much stuff I still have there? geeeee.
I do feel like I'm making some headway, at least.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
"Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank
All of these were started by me at some point in my life only to stop reading after a chapter or two. So it was nice to go back and really read them, and really be interested in them.
After church today I was able to come home and run outside with Cassie. Ohhh, it was so gorgeous today! Everyone was out and about so we got to stop and chat with people. I love seeing the older ladies out walking and the kids riding their bikes or throwing the football. I love our neighborhood!! Oh, and I love 60 degree weather!
Friday, February 1, 2008
I love days like today. We started off this morning at work with breakfast - homemade cinnamon rolls by Renee. They are absolutely delicious. Dripping with sugar and cinnamon... mmm... they're just cavities waiting to happen. Then for lunch we ordered in from Chili's. I got a HUGE burger and fries. Then Granny brought banana pudding for dessert. Oy. It was all magically delicious.
Wednesday night we had a party at church for our January birthdays in youth group. So for dinner that night, I had two huge pieces of cake and a large amount of chips and dip, not to mention all the caffeine from the sodas. Now that's a good dinner. We played a game where three volunteers had to gargle until they spit it out or swallowed it accidentally. It turned out that the guy who won got smart - he closed his eyes so he couldn't watch the rest of the youth group make fun of him. The other two guys laughed almost immediately and therefore spewed water over the people in the front of the classroom. The winner was awarded a bottle of Scope. :)