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Saturday, September 30, 2006

E Rocks!

My friend and awesome co-worker at the crap job, went to Sweden last month to attend her brother's wedding. Yes, I was most envious! She loved it and ... she brought me souvenirs! I got a really pretty fridge magnet with a picture of Old Town in Stockholm and a soccer key chain! E's boys are soccer players, so she's my favorite soccer mom! So cool! She says that we need to move there...she thought it was so beautiful and the people were so nice. Someday....

Friday, September 29, 2006

Pizza Burger Flying-Style

Since that is one of the most popular searches that brings people to my blog....seemed like a good title for today....oh, and I had one for lunch. Yummers. Gotta love the Big Boy!

Vacation was good. Very relaxing. My week of being a hermit was very good for me. I feel like a new person. This may just rate as one of the best vacations ever. And, I hardly left my house.

Here are some of the highlights:

aBought new walking shoes

aGot my textbooks for next quarter

aNew curtains in the living room

aClean oven!

aHome-made bread!

a2 DVDs of Battlestar Gallactica - More are coming, but not fast enough

aNo longer will have to work the 4:30 am shift at the part-time job

aClean fridge with fresh, edible food in it

aMoved spare tv from my room to Tb's - no more video games in my living room!

aFirst trip to Pizza Ranch - no need to hurry back

aChecked out Rachel Ray's talk show - it's pretty good

aLots of The Price is Right

aSlept. I actually feel rested.

It's all good.

Kt made me a couple of cd's for my roadtrip that didn't happen....but they got listened to anyway. Thanks Kt!

Tonight is our company picnic. I made beans. Bet my house smells really good right now. Should be fun, and hey, I get my de-stressed self out of the house, on a Friday.

Good weekend to all!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I'm a Dignitary! And Other Useless Information

Sunday, I accompanied kT to a potluck dinner that was a work-related function for her and just something to do for me. Well, she was introduced to the "crowd" and gave a really cool speech. Then there was some entertainment and the remaining dignitaries were introduces. Including me. Ha! I'm just here for the free lunch. Thanks.


I'm on break from school this week and next! Yippee! Got A's in both of my classes, so I have maintained my 4.0! woohoo!

It's my parent's 47th wedding anniversary today. Happy Day to them!

I used to be a rock star. The other day I was looking around at ebay and found some 45 records from the mid-70's made by me! Did not know that there was actually someone with my same name that made records. Guess she wasn't good enough to hit the big time. But, the pics of the records make an awesome wallpaper for my computer!

I sold 3 textbooks on Amazon. I'd never done that before. I will do it again! I bought a new used textbook last week too, sure wish that would get here!

But the best and biggest and most exciting thing is this ->->->-> IN 48 HOURS I WILL BE HEADING TO SOUTH DAKOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPPPPPEEEEEE! I can't wait to get there and see Tug and her daughter and her grandbabies and her parents.....oh my! Fun will be had.

I'm also thinking about spending a day in Deadwood, just for the heck of it. Do some sight-seeing, a little gambling, maybe run into Kevin could happen!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Everything You Always Wanted to Know......

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Cooth!

  1. Human beings are the only animals that copulate while facing cooth.
  2. Cooth is the traditional gift for a couple on their third wedding anniversary.
  3. Scientists believe that cooth began billions of years ago as an enormous ball of dust and gas.
  4. A rhinoceros horn is made from compacted cooth.
  5. In her entire life, cooth will produce only a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
  6. The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as cooth!
  7. Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of cooth.
  8. People used to believe that dressing their male children as cooth would protect them from evil spirits.
  9. Cooth can run sixty-five kilometres an hour - that's really fast.
  10. Worldwide, cooth is the most important natural enemy of night-flying insects.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Monday, September 11, 2006

Movie Review

"Dance is a very powerful drug Mr. Keane. If embraced judiciously, it can exorcise demons, access deep seated emotions and color your life in joyous shades of brilliant magenta that you never knew existed. But, one must shoulder its challenges with intrepid countenance if one is ever to reap its rewards. "

This movie, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, is great! I haven't enjoyed a movie this much since, Elling. I tried to rate it 7 stars on Netflix, but they only go to 5. It is several stories all molded into one fascinating tale. Yep, you gotta see it! was played on my brand new DVD player that I got free from my Coke rewards. Tb was first to check out the player and he says: "It rocks!" And....he was right.

9/11 Tributes

I am so moved by all the 9/11 tributes that I've been reading this morning. When I first heard about it, I did think about doing it, but just couldn't see where I would find the time and the information I would need to write a proper tribute to someone I had never known. I looked at the list of people left to write about and Ann Nelson, from Stanley, North Dakota, was still available at that time. On Saturday night's CBS news, they ran this story about Ann. It's very touching.

Hats off to those who have participated in this wonderful tribute. I'm going to go get my work done so I can read more!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Speaking of....

Just finished reading Under and Alone by William Queen. Normally, not the kind of book I would read, but found out about the Mongols through someone special to me and since I had never ever heard of them, I had to google it. Holy crap! These are some badassmotherfuckers. Guns, drugs, murders, gangbangs, assaults.... I am just amazed that there are actually human beings who want to be this way, more amazed that women want to be with these creeps, and most amazed that they get away with the shit they do. My google today to find the link lead me to, a movie is being made based on the book. Starring Mel Gibson. Scheduled to come out in 2008. I'll probably have to see it. Can I just say once again how much I love living in North Dakota?

Speaking of North Dakota.....The North Dakota quarter came about a week ago. Haven't seen one yet in circulation-and have been too lazy to actually go out and buy some.

Isn't that pretty!

Speaking of quarters....think I will do some laundry and housework this afternoon. I'm even going to make Tb get his lazy ass out of bed and help me. It's been awhile since we've had a "family fun day"!

Speaking of Tb....he got a new job yesterday. Still cooking, but at a different restaurant. Getting paid $1.25 more per hour than the last job. Good for him. He seems to be enjoying college, getting home at a decent a new job. And, I think he has a girl he likes.

Speaking of liking things....I bought a Pur water filter last weekend. And I don't just like it, I love it. We have pretty good water here, but there is alot of chlorine in it. Should have bought one long ago. Who knew water could be so tasteless?? I'm even enjoying my crystal light more.

Speaking of water....As bad as I feel that a human being was killed, I just don't get the whole Steve Irwin thing. I found him very irritating. And that time he nearly fed his baby to a crocodile. geez, what a schmoo. Okay. I wonder tho, if he hadn't pulled the barb out, could they have saved him? We learned in OSHA that you should never pull anything out once it is lodged --- get the victim medical care. Oh, and didn't we also learn that on Grey's Anatomy?

Speaking of saving things....I'm done. Saving you from reading more of my boring rant.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Friday Funny


Last night, my friend D took me and another friend, B, out on the river on her pontoon. It was just an awesome evening. It was hot yesterday, 89 degrees, so it was perfect for sitting in the middle of the Big Mo. No wind, very few bugs, good friends, good puppy, beautiful scenery....perfect. D was still nervous about her driving abilility, but she did everything right. And, we got to "tour" the new bridge under construction...interesting indeed.

Last Sunday, Kt and I were rebels. We grilled, two days before the burn ban was lifted. It was so nice outside on The Deck. We didn't want to go in, but Big Brother was on at 7 and it's all my fault that she is addicted to the show. What a dilemma. Inside for the show? Outside for the great weather? How about a compromise? Ok - we took the tv out to The Deck. Ate our grilled Buffalo burgers and watched BB. It doesn't get much better than that....

If you read my other blog, you know that I'm trying to give up Diet Coke. I'm doing really far. This week I have had only two 20 oz bottles, one on Tuesday and one today....other than that, just one 12 ouncer the other 3 days. And the ones in my fridge....just about gone. So far, no headaches and today was the only time I have really, really wanted that 20 ouncer and gave in. I'm so easy, but---I did forget to grab one from the fridge, so was able to justify it.

Next week, final tests! Then two weeks off from school during which I will be taking 6 1/2 consecutive days off from work. Yippee! I have my school schedule for next quarter...I'm upping the class load from 2 to 3. ZOICKS! Monday's I'll have a history class - Pop culture and Social change, Tuesday's - Compensation and Benefits and Thursday's - introduction to Microcomputers. I think these will be good classes for me to make the transition to 3 classes. I'm pretty hip and with it and up on Pop Culture. I already work in payroll so I have a pretty good base knowledge for Comp & Ben. The computer class covers Excel (I use that everyday), Word (I use Word perfect mostly, but have used Word in the past), Access (I have used that with already established databases - so looking forward to learning how to make my own) and Power Point - time for this old techno-phobe to learn it.

Speaking of that....Tb has the computer up and running at home. I've played 2 games of freecell on it. He set up our user profiles. My password is themaid. What a shit.

And the biggest, bestest news of all!?!?! Tug and I are getting together in just 2 weeks! The Black Hills of South Dakota hasn't seen anything like this since the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!! Can't wait to see her - The last time we were together was at another friend's wedding about 11 years ago? (I think it was '95? Tug??) WOOO HOOOOO!

40 Questions

1. Do you still have tonsils? - Yes
2. Would you bungee jump? No!
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be? Overpaid CEO that does nothing so gets fired with a $5 million severance package.
4. How many tattoos do you have? Zero
5. Your favorite fictional animal? Hobbes
6. One person that never fails to make you laugh? Me
7. Do you consider yourself well organized? absolutely not.
8. Any Addictions? food
9. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news? newspaper
10. Would you rather go to a carnival or circus? carnival
11. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Donny Osmond's wife
12. Best Movie You've Seen This Year? Elling
13. Favorite alcoholic drink? Strawberry Margarita
14. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? get up to pee
15. Siblings? 2 brothers, 1 sister
16. What is the best thing about your job? I have a few awesome co-workers
17. Have you ever gone to therapy? oh yeah . . . I probably should still be there.
18. If you could have one super power what would it be? – Invisible
19. Do you own any furniture from Ikea? – No.
20. Have you ever gone camping? – yes
21. Gas prices! grrr
22. Your favorite cartoon character? Winnie the Pooh
23. What was your first car? 65 Oldsmobile station wagon
24. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual? - No
25. The Cosby Show or the Simpsons? Cosby
26. Do you go to church? used to, but haven't for a long time
27. What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Donny Osmond
28. What errand/chore do you despise? unloading the dishwasher
29. First thought when the alarm went off this morning? I gotta pee
30. Last time you puked from drinking? – that one time at Eddie's club when the male strippers were there....
31. What is your heritage? - Swedish, German, Irish, Norwegian
32. Favorite flower? – Lilacs.
33. Disney or Warner Bros? - no preference
34. What is your best childhood memory? grandma's porch
35. Your favorite potato chip? Jalapeno and cheddar
36. What is your favorite candy? anything chocolate
37. Do you burn or tan? - Burn
38. Astrological sign? - Sagitarrius
39. Do you own a gun? – No
40. What do you think of hot dogs? –Yummy

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Good thing for Thursday Thirteens.....

In honor of Big Brother All-stars winding down, here is a list of my favorite 13 Big Brother Houseguests:

1. Curtis - Season 1
2. Janelle - Season 6 & 7
3. Will - Season 2 & 7
4. Adria & Natalie - Season 5
5. Kaysar - Season 6 & 7
6. James - Season 6 & 7
7. Danielle - Season 7
8. Jennifer aka Nakomis - Season 5
9. Jun - Season 4
10. Nicole - Season 2
11. Roddy - Season 3
12. Robert - Season 4
13. Jack - Season 4