Saturday, September 30, 2006

more 411 fun

Now...just to let you know, these are REAL calls we get (they're not just co-workers tell me about the ones they get), and real, existing listings that I mention here.  Honestly--you can't make this stuff up.

a.)  What's the number for 9-1-1? (The same thing happens for 611 and 411.  Yes, the same number they called, and they're asking what the number is.)

b.) What's the number for 1-800-FLOWERS?  (Duh.)

c.) A quote from one of my co-workers talking to a customer: "Yes, I do have a HARRY BURD."  (I almost peed when he told me about this one.)

d.) Hop On Adventures in California.  (It exists.  Use your imagination here.)

I think that's enough for now.  When I get more, I'll let you know.

til next time...=)


I know, I know.  I haven't posted in a week...what the hell's wrong with me?  I've been playing with MySpace...that's why.  It's addicting.  Before I started, it was as plain as you can get.  Now it has a background and music and stuff.  You wanna check it out, now don't you.  Just click on the icon in my sidebar.  And last night, my hand got cramped from writing out party invitations for Dude (25 of them, to be exact).  Oh yeah...guess what I got yesterday!  I got a package...I got a package...and I got sum'n...

My magnet from Lisa (sorry I couldn't leave a link...I couldn't find it)!!!  I love it!  It wasn't a magnet when it got here, but I had some magnetic tape around the house, and voila!  Yay!

til next time...=)

Sunday, September 24, 2006


I know--the burning question of the day is, "how did it go?"  Fairly well, despite some unseen things.  Lemme tell you...

All the above things are what I bought for it--t-shirts, fabric paint, popsicle sticks (for pic frames), beads, glitter glue, and buttons.

This is the end result:

(Inside is a pic I took of them while they were here.)


(They couldn't take them home yet--they're not dry.)

Now the details.  I had to run back to AC Moore right after work (the party started at 7, and I got out of work at because I was short on t-shirts.  I could've swore the car suddenly had wings, because what would normally take at least 45 minutes to an hour to do (between travelling and purchasing), this time it was 25.  When I got home, it was nuts, with the five girls, Joey, Dude, my in-laws, and the neighbors (one of which the girls were totally gawking over--"he's soooo hot"..lmao).  As soon as I walked in the door, I ordered food.  Food was inhaled, then I took the in-laws and Dude back to their house.

Then the real fun began...the girls made their frames and shirts.  Then they watched some movies and screamed and giggled...a couple (including Bum) until TWO IN THE MORNING.  I didn't get to bed until 3am.  But before that, I had one hell of a time getting the pic for the frame.  First, it was hard for them all to sit still for more than two seconds.  Then, when I finally did get the shot, I went to the Walgreens website to have the prints made...only for it to tell me it was not available at my local one...DAMMIT.  So at 1:30am, I go down to said Walgreens, only for them to tell me the same damn thing...their equipment is down until Monday.  DAMMIT AGAIN.  So I go back home and upload them to WalMart.  Got them this morning.  Yay.

All went well this morning, too.  They all had breakfast...french toast and pancakes.  One girl had to leave early for church, and after she left, they were the perfect little angels.  Go  But now they're gone...*sob* 

Fun was had by all, but NEVER again.  If I ever mention the words "slumber party" and "my house" in the same sentence, slap me.  Hard.

til next time...=)

Friday, September 22, 2006

floral arrangement

I take my camera virtually everywhere I go, since you never know when a Kodak moment will come.  My camera is like an American Express card--I never leave home without it.  My family thinks I'm nuts.  Maybe I am. 

Anyhoo, this morning while walking back from taking the kids to school (the whole one-block trek), I saw some pretty flowers, and decided to show you.  Except for one, I haven't the slightest clue as to what they are.  So, for your viewing pleasure...

Did I say how much I love my Kodak?

til next time...=)

things i see

As a condition of having school-age kids, I have to get up early.  Before the sun comes up.  Too early, if you ask me.  But one of the rewards of getting up that early is I get to see Mother Nature giving me nice photo-ops.  Like this.

And this.

Another good thing about getting up is just the fact that the end result is the kids being kicked out of the house for the day.  I guess the good outweighs the

til next time...=)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

breathing a little sigh of relief

Okay.  I think I'm kind of out of the woods with the slumber party thing.  Noticed I said the words "think" and "kind of".  Bum took the invitations to school yesterday and so far, only one person is coming.  Not because they're not her friends or anything--just that most parents are protective of their kids and don't want them staying at someone else's house.  I don't long as she has fun, that's all that matters.

And as far as activities go, Bum and I are heading up to AC Moore and Michael's tomorrow for some supplies.  I plan to take a pic of everyone who comes, and with the supplies, let them decorate their own little picture frames to take home with them.  And if only a few are coming, I'll get some fabric paint and some t-shirts so they can decorate them too.

Tomorrow's my day off, so that's what I'll be  Yay.  And maybe while I'm out, I can finally find my magnet for the swap.  Good thing, since Robin's wondering if we all

til next time...=)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

a little help here...

I think I set myself up for torture.  I didn't set up Bum's pool party enough in advance, and now all that's available is the end of the month.  Joey doesn't want to wait over two weeks to have her party, so guess what she came up with instead?  A SLEEPOVER.  I think I'm going to lose my mind after this one.  A bunch (I limited her to 10) of 8/9-year-old girls running around my house giggling, screaming, etc.  I be in big trouble.  God help me.

As the title states, this is where you come in.  I know what to get foodwise, and Bum and I are going to Blockbuster on Friday to pick up some DVDs to watch.  After that, I'm at a complete loss as to how to keep these nutcases occupied.  I mean, I never had a slumber party--I was a tomboy growing up...sleepovers were not on the agenda.  So I really have no idea what to do.  I'm doing this only because that's what she wants.  Why I do this, I have no idea.

Any suggestions?!?

til next time...=)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

mew mew mew mew mew

Speaking of kittens, that reminds me--I have pics of the rest of the litter.  They're only about 3 or 4 weeks old, and they're sooooooo cute.  No, we're not keeping them.  They're over at the neighbors' house.  I'm taking care of them while they're away for the week.  I just go over and feed them and stuff.  NO WAY I'm putting them in my house--too many there now.  Anyhoo...

There.  You've had your fill of cats.  I hope.

til next time...=)

muffins and kitten and nothing else

Muffins (freshly made banana ones)...

Kitten (still haven't finalized a name yet)...

and nothing else.  Why?  There's nothing else going on, silly.  lol.

til next time...=)

Saturday, September 16, 2006


I'm an idiot.  There, I said it.

I wasn't getting alerts for a few days, and I was wondering why.  I thought it was like a few weeks ago, when no one was getting them.  But this time, everyone else was getting them, so why not me?  I finally figured it out--my mailbox was sending the alerts to junk mail.  Mind you, I'm not using AOL, instead my alerts go to my MSN mailbox.  I accidently must have clicked *report and delete* (for junk mail), instead of just *delete* (for, well, you know).  Apparently, the filters worked better than I thought they would.  I finally looked at my blocked senders, and there it  DAMN.  So that's probably why I haven't commented in the past few days...that and I'm a lurker.  Hee hee hee.  But to make it up to you, I have a pic that I took the other day.

til next time...=)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

loads of baked goods...

This is what happened last night...I made 3 dozen purple cupcakes with pink icing!

Here's the finished product...

How old is she, you ask???  Here, let her tell you...

*note: if you can't figure it out (or just don't feel like it), just look at the's there.

til next time...=)

c'mon--you know the words

til next time...=)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

411 stupidity

My quote for the day:

"You can't get 411 credit for being an idiot."

Case in point?  Here's a a couple for you...

Subject #1

Me:  Thank you for calling, how can I help you?

Dumbass #1:  Yes, I'd like to get credit for getting a wrong number.

Me:  Ok, what was the listing?

Dumbass #1:  The Chamber in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Me:  Ok, I have that number--what is the one you have, so I don't give you the same one twice?

Dumbass #1: 928-595-8288.

Me:  That number is actually 928-505-8288.

Dumbass #1:  Oops, my bad.  Can I still get credit?

Subject #2

Me:  Thanks for calling, how can I help you?

Dumbass #2:  Yes, can I get the number for mumble mumble in Austin?

Me:  I'm sorry, for what listing?

Dumbass #2:  John Icantspellhislastname.

Me:  Can you spell that for me?

Dumbass #2:

Me:  I'm sorry, but without the spelling, I am unable to help you.

Dumbass #2:  Well, can I get credit for this call?

That was it for today.  I promise there will be much more of these...and some weird listings, too.

til next time...=)

Saturday, September 9, 2006

more cats

Ok...let's give you a rundown of them.

Here's Slinky, the first one we acquired.  Bum is especially stuck on this one, since you can maul the crap out of him, and still comes back for

Next is Vince, whose meow is unique.  Very low-pitched.  Cute.

This is Simba, who when held up (like in the Lion King), looks just like Simba...hence the name.  Today he's hanging out in the bread box.

And here's the new addition!  This is Beacon, son of Kikko.  That's right...we know this because of the extra toes!  Steve, our neighbor, found him and 5 others today...2 of them with extra toes.  And they're all just as cute as this one.  No, we're not keeping them all--just him.

Just thought I'd update, since they're growing up so fast. *sniffle*

til next time...=)

Friday, September 8, 2006

dirt angel, part 2

Remember the pics I showed with Dude in the dirt?


til next time...=)

Thursday, September 7, 2006

i got two words for ya...

Stole this from Barbara...I like this one.

You can only type 2 less.


1. yourself: nice, smart

2. your husband: great cook

3. your hair: strawberry blonde

4. your mother: like me!

5. your father: huge asshole

6. your favorite item: my camera

7. your dream last night: can't remember!

8. your favorite drink:  coffee, coffee

9. your car: Grand Am

10. the room you are in: my bedroom

11. your ex boyfriend/girlfriend: in jail (lmao)

12. your fear: losing family

13. where you want to be in 10 years: not here

14. what you're not: wealthy, mean

15. your best friends: who knows

16. one of your wish list items: nice minivan

17. the last thing you did: read e-mail

18. what are you wearing: purple jammies

19. your favorite weather: mid 70's

20. your favorite zoo animals? my kids

21. your thought for the day? day off!!

22. your favorite book: I dunno

23. last thing you ate: strawberry bagel

24. your life: dysfunctional hell

25. your mood: dokey dokey

26. your body: kinda ok

27. what are you thinking about right now: beddy-bye time

28. your crush: what crush?

29. what are you doing at the moment: this entry

30. your summer schedule: what schedule?

til next time...=)


Finally!  There.

til next time...=)

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

she's allergic to what?!?

We're back from the allergist, and Bum has a condition known as cold urticaria.  She's allergic to the cold.  Cold temperatures, anyway.  I didn't get much from the allergist other than that, and what she CAN'T do--swimming (unless it's heated), or anything outside in the winter.  That includes: skiing, snowtubing, sledding, making igloos, etc.  She can have an allergic reaction if in the cold too long.  It's rare too--from what I read on the web, only 20% of the population has urticaria, and of that 20%, only 2% have what she has.  I also read on the web that it might be temporary--about 5 or 6 years.  In the meantime, the allergist prescribed Epi-pens--just in case.  She not only can break out in hives, but also go into anaphylactic shock.  Yay.

I don't think it's sunk in to her yet...and it won't until the winter comes and the snow flies.  Joey wants to move to a warmer climate.  I just want her to be okay.  And she will be...if we just watch what she does.

til next time...=)

Monday, September 4, 2006


Just a few things for today...

Last night, I realized how good our view of the city is.  The annual La Festa Italiana was this weekend, but we didn't go--all they really have down there is FOOD...sorry, I don't need to gain 20 or so pounds.  Saturday, I was down there on my lunch (my job is 1/2 block away from the festival) looking for a magnet for the swap, but no luck.  Anyway, they had fireworks down there last night, and we got to see them from our front window.  See?  Took this pic with the longer exposure, because I thought it would look cool.

Today, I went shopping for my magnet for the swap.  Bum and I went to the mall, where the local TV station was hosting the MDA telethon.  We saw a cool juggling show, and Bum donated a buck of her money to a good cause.  We were walking around there for over an hour, looking and looking, and I came home with nada.  I will continue my search for the perfect magnet tomorrow. 

Speaking of tomorrow, Bum has her allergist appointment, and hopefully we'll finally know what the hell causes her to break out.  She's happy, since she gets out of school early to go.  And she has gym tomorrow too...after she comes

I'm happy, because I'm getting paid to be home...this is 3 days off in a row!  I had Sunday off (like usual), today off (paid holiday), and tomorrow off (floating holiday).  And to think--I still have one more day off after this...I'm off more than I'm working this week.  Woohoo!

til next time...=)