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Sunday, May 23, 2010

LOST (no spoiler)

Ooh, look, it's a twofer.

Since Beth is a few episodes behind I won't ruin it. But. Best. Ending. Ever.

Just beautiful.

Commencement

Hello Poppets!  I haven't forgotten you, I've just been busy with all this graduation nonsense.  Oh, and I got a wii for Mother's Day and I've been playin' the hell out of it.  Seriously.  My shoulder hurts from all the bowling and tennis.

But today was the big day and now I am left here all alone to drink my box o' wine and cry because my daughter just stormed out of the house, slamming all the doors, because I won't let her spend the night at her boyfriend's house. That's stupid! she screamed.

Oh, well.  That wasn't the first time (by far) and evidently will not be the last time she will scream at me.  At least the outbursts are fewer and further between.

Other than that we had a lovely weekend...my house got cleaned in between wii games and I cooked enough food for the county.  My neighbors stopped by and came inside my house for the first time in 13 years.  My grandparents and aunt came all the way from Iowa.  Only 3 important people were missing and I didn't cry once because of it (until now).

pleh

I'm back to 60 hour work weeks starting tomorrow but I am ready to give my new blogging schedule a go.  Hope to be chatting with you fine folks soon.  I have wine to drink and four and a half hours of LOST to watch.  See you soon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Fete

This will give you an idea of what the May Pole looked like.  My daughter is the only one in green...she comes into the shot front and center around 1:45 I believe.             
          

                                     
video

Friday, May 7, 2010

Five Things

I really don't understand this fascination with my inner machinations.  I am not that interesting and I am about to prove it.


WHERE WERE YOU FIVE YEARS AGO?

1.  In this house
2.  Working the same exact job
3.  Volunteering at the grade school (I miss that)
4.  My truck had not been mutilated
5.  I didn't have any gray hair

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW?


1.  In this house with no children, a remodeled kitchen, a hot tub, and no gray hair
2.  At my new job in the Chem Lab working a much better schedule
3.  Driving a new Camaro
4.  Still waiting for grandkids
5.  Able to afford someone to come in and dust my house


WHAT IS ON MY TO DO LIST TODAY?

1.  Have a "date" with my husband at 1:00 (sorry, y'all, but it is #1 on my list)
2.  Take a shower after said date
3.  Make this rice because Melody hasn't got around to telling me if it's any good or not
4.  Go back to May Fete with Aunt Buckethead and cry some more
5.  Try to convince Aunt Buckethead that we really need to drink those hurricanes tonight

WHAT FIVE SNACKS DO I ENJOY?

1.  Fritos Scoops with salsa mixed with sour cream
2.  Beefy 5 layer burritos from Taco Bell
4.  Raspberry Bliss Chocolates
5.  Pistachios (right, Aunt Buckethead?) 


WHAT WOULD I DO IF I WERE A BILLIONAIRE?

1.  Buy that 37 acres on Kaskaskia Island and build a house that could float
2.  Make sure kids had nice houses and severely limited trust funds
3.  Buy an Escalade
4.  Give to charities
5.  Help the libraries in Mt. Vernon and Centralia 

Now I'm supposed to tag five others but I bet most of you have already done it.  If you have, leave me a comment with a link to the post you already did.  If you haven't already done it but would like to, leave me a comment letting me know and I will stop by and find out how much more fascinating you are than me! 

The Award

You know, when I asked for your old badges, I didn't expect to have to work for them.  I just wanted to stick them up in my sidebar and proudly display them as my own.  But no.  I have to be all introspective and crap.  Sheesh.


The rules are that I have to list 3 good things about myself.  Hmmm.

1.  I am extremely loyal.  Like a dog loyal.  If you don't like somebody, I don't like somebody.  If you don't carry a grudge against someone who has done you wrong?  I'll carry it for you.  Forever.

2.  I am the world's best quarters player.  Never EVER been beaten.  (What's that you say?  You don't know what quarters is?  It's a drinking game.  You have to bounce a quarter into a shot glass.  If you make it, everyone else at the table has to drink.)  My secret weapon was dropping it off my nose!  I would hold the quarter up on the bridge of my nose between my eyes with my two thumbs.  Then I would let go and the quarter would roll down my nose, bounce once on the table, then land right in the shot glass.  Every.  Single.  Time.  I haven't actually played this game in 20 years or so but every now and again I get my Elvis shot glass down just to see if I can still do it.  Of course I can.  It's just like riding a bike!

3.  I have nice handwriting.  When we started learning cursive in third grade I had a really hard time.  I had D's in penmanship for 2 years.  I had a really nice teacher in 5th grade and she gave me some books to use to practice with and I worked really hard and got the best penmanship award out of the whole school!  I still have that certificate somewhere.  If I take my time I can still write just like I did in 5th grade, which looks just like the writing in those books she gave me..

You would not believe how long it took me to come up with those 3 things.  May not be that earth-shattering of revelations, but it was the best I could do.  Please don't make me do this again!  But I will still gladly take your old unwanted badges, no strings attached.  And Yvonne, I think I can get one of your elebenty thousand badges off your blog if you will let me take one.  I kind of have my eye on one.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Need Your Steenking Badges!

Hey, blogaholics!  This nice lady told me how to add badges to my blog!  I already added two...see them right over there on the right?  So, if you have some badges you're not using or would like to get rid of, give them to me!  I'll stick 'em up over there.  I don't care what they are.  Well, that's not entirely true.

We should totally start a freecycle for blog badges!

My Little Oedipus

Son:  Kassi watches Friends every afternoon after school.

Me:  Cool.

Son:  And she likes Bruce Springsteen.  And Elvis Costello.

Me:  Awesome!

Son:  And she really likes The Office.

Me:  I know.

Son:  I think she's you.

Me:  She doesn't look anything like me...

Son:  You're prettier.

Me:  Do you have enough gas?  Here's $20.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A to Z Recap

Whew. I'm glad that's over.

I found out about the challenge from my blogtacular friend Rae (maybe you've heard me mention her?).  I have taken part in NaBloPoMo, both successfully and unsuccessfully, so I thought I would give this one a try.  I thought having a letter to blog about each day would make it easier.

Um.  No.

I had a lot of fun, though.  It was kind of intoxicating there at the beginning, when I started to get followers and comments.  Then it became kind of stressful and I had a little meltdown there around U and V. 

But I made it through, thanks to some of my new friends, like her and her.  They really kept me going!

I don't think I will be able to post 6 or 7 times a week, but I am definitely going to try to develop a schedule with certain types of posts for certain days.  I may even set aside one day a week to write the posts that I listed in my (U)npost that I really wanted to blog about.  I need to get back to my whiny roots, that's for darn sure. 

I wish I had figured out how to post the badge on my blog.  I was trying not to show my ignorance after the whole comment debacle.  And I have no idea what this linky link thing is, but I will give it a try.

All in all, I really enjoyed this challenge and I am thankful to arlee bird for all his hard work.