Friday, December 29, 2006

my merry merry day

Our Christmas went well.  To start, we put milk and cookies out for Santa (thanks Heidi!).

I guess he liked them, since this is what we found in the morning:

Blind Santa went nuts.  What did they get, you ask?  Welllllllll...I'll just name off a few things.  For Bum, there was an Xbox 360, Bratz, Barbie, My Little Pony, and a DVD.  For Dude, it was WWE wrestling stuff, games for his GameCube, Spiderman, and Transformers.  They got a total of 13 gifts...EACH.  See, told ya Santa lost his (um...her) mind.  And that was just at home...they still had Grandma's house.

We went up there, ate, and the kids opened more stuff--Pixel Chix, more wrestlers, a Barbie head, and a basketball hoop, just to name a few.  There were some outfits too, but who cares about  Joey's cousins came, and then the real fun began...busting his  Here's a pic of two of them with Bum.

Oh...what did I get?  Well, I got a butterfly necklace from Bum, a locket necklace from Dude, 50 bucks from the mom-in-law (split between me and Joey), and from Joey's brother, we got a mini crockpot, a DVD, and *gleaming with joy* a Starbucks coffee grinder (which I've been looking to get for months now).  Yay.

til next time...=)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

a day early

I know it's Christmas Eve, but I have pics of presents they opened.  You know, the ones we got them--gotta make room for Santa's stuff.  We got them one each.  Here's how they looked Saturday night...

They were up at Grandma's house over the weekend, and came home a little while ago...I swear, I've never seen the kids wanting to come home so much--they actually came home in their pj's!  No sooner did they walk in the door, they were ripping open wrapping paper and

Here's Bum with her gift--an air hockey table.

And here he is with his Donkey Kong and bongos for GameCube.

They're already enjoying these...Dude's beating the hell out of those bongos, and she's beating the hell out of the game, that  More pics to come tomorrow...or Tuesday.

til next time...=)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

5 more days!

You know what?  I can't wait for Christmas.  We can't wait to see the looks on the kids' faces on Christmas morning.  I'm almost done shopping, but the major items are out of the way.  I don't think Santa was watching them this year, because he went NUTS and is bringing them everything that was on their wishlist.  Even bent over backwards to get the main items, like paying double for a certain item on Ebay, and renting another certain item so it would be under the tree come December 25th.  The gifts are over at our savior's (again!) house...and Steve, the 14-year-old, is jealous of one of them, because she's getting something HE

As for work, it sucks...but at my own will.  I don't have a day off until Christmas Day, and that's my only day off next week.  That's because I'm helping someone out by working half a day on Christmas Eve.  I mean, I'm not doing anything until 11pm, so why not work til 7?  No big deal.  All is well.  C'mon Christmas!  Get here now!

til next time...=)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

411 junk of the week

I know y'all look forward to these, so I'm going to make it a weekly thing, probably on Saturday or Sunday.  As a reminder, these are all listed places, so they do  Here we go...

The Nipple Bindery.
Out of the Closet.
The Dang Gym.
Dong Kink (a salon).
LA Gender Center.
Big Wang.
Wak Shack (a salon).
Grandpa's Train Depot (at Grandma's House).
Buellton Veterinary Clinic Bed & Breakfast (WTF?)
Bimbo's Market.
Mother Trucker's.

And my favorite of the week...*drum roll please*...
Yank Sing, a Chinese restaurant (with 2 locations!) in California...wonder how they got the

Call of the week:
"Hurry up!  I'm standing in the middle of traffic--can you tell me how to spell 'Shredded-It'?"  LMAO.

til next time...=)


til next time...=)

Friday, December 15, 2006

lights, lights, and more lights

We took a surprise trip after I got home from work tonight...

to Nay Aug  Park for their, holiday light display!

The city puts this on every year.

The traffic was bad.  This time I didn't get a pic of

Gotta leave milk and cookies.

So he'll come.

These pics don't do any justice--most of the displays were animated.  Like this one.


til next time...=)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

my trees

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Show off your Christmas tree and/or Menorah and/or other seasonally appropriate holiday centerpiece.

Been a while since I did this.  To make up for it, I have TWO pics.  This is the one at our house...I didn't decorate this one--the kids did.

Nice, huh?  Well, I did get to decorate a work.  I did it yesterday, and this is what it looked like...

I use the past tense, because about an hour after I finished it, it went crashing down.  Two and a half hours of work (not taking calls...yay), gone.  I was pissed and upset, as you can imagine.  This morning when I went into work, it was completely gone--turns out it wouldn't go back on the stand.  Good thing is, the boss is bringing another tree in tomorrow, and guess who gets to decorate it (and not have to take calls again).

UPDATE: I went into work the day after I wrote this, and the new tree was up AND decorated.  DAMN.  I'll post a pic when I get it.

til next time...=)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

411 junk of the week

As if you couldn't tell, I was bored at work yesterday.

Lots o' stuff here, so let's get started.  Here's some of the listings we've found this week...

Holy Nails, Priestly Movers, and Golden Buddha...all in less than an hour, all fielded by yours truly.
Discount Sex Mall.
Escape From New York Pizza.
Big Balls Restaurant.
Two Urban Licks.
Fractured Prune.
Hillbilly Flea Market.
Tuna Town.
JR's Juicy Dogs.
Naked Fish.
And this one...residential...last name Chitwood...pronounced with "sh". (sorry if this is your name, or if you know anyone who has this name...if you do, I'll gladly take it off here.)

Got a couple stories too...

"A customer was looking for the phone number for a palm reader.  I gave a "not found" report*.  Her response: 'Well, she has a big sign in her front yard, so I KNOW she has a listing!'"
*"not found" report..."I'm sorry, but searching in (city) and surrounding areas, I'm showing no listing for (whatever).

"Customer calls in, looking for 'Parent Planhood'.  I told them I didn't find that, but I had 'Planned Parenthood'.  They said no, and insisted it was 'Parent Planhood', and hung up."

There...hopefully I'll get more for next week.  More and more co-workers are giving me their weird ones, knowing that I post them here...yay.

til next time...=)

Saturday, December 9, 2006


Just sayin' hi!  I just have to say this too...WORKING 6 DAYS STRAIGHT SUCKS.  This is what I looked like at work today:

"please help me"

What worse is that I have to do it all over again next week--tomorrow's my only day off.  But that's a good thing for you, since I'll be posting the 411 junk of the week.  Here's a taste...

Caller:  (calmly) I need the police in Bakersfield, CA.
Operator: this an emergency?
Caller:  (still very calm) Nah!  My car has been stolen--I just want to report it.

I got a bunch of 'em...I've been saving.

til next time...=)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

before and after #3

This time it's the living room.


and after...

*Just a little side note--the blue lines outlining the windows, etc...that's just the damn tape.  We didn't take it down yet, as we're not done.  We still have to do the finishing touches in some (a lot, actually)

til next time...=)

answer to the riddle

A couple weeks ago, I asked what you would get if you mixed Bum's new room with some fuchsia paint.  Well, here's the result...

and this...

Notice I painted the little lines between the ceiling blocks too...thought it would look cool.

til next time...=)

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

1st before and after

Joey's room.



How's that for dramatic?  He picked this color out.

I still have given you the answer to the riddle I asked a few weeks ago...I'll post that tomorrow (when I get a final pic).

til next time...=)

movin' on up

Yup--it's done.  And as far as the title goes, it's literal--we had to move up

And that was NOT fun, especially for of Sunday, he still had a baseball-size bruise on his wrist from the fridge.  Anyhoo...we did it all on Friday (started at 9am, stopped at 1am) and finished on Saturday morning.  Keep in mind, the move was only 1/2 block.  We had to stop halfway through, since it was raining off and on all day.  Then the thunderstorm (omg) came.  Then our saviors, Julie and Steve (the neighbors we like) came and helped us out.  Took me to get dinner for everyone too.

The only snag we hit was when I was taking the truck back to U-Haul.  Someone forgot to turn off the light in the truck, and when I went to start it, the damn battery was dead.  So Julie (told ya she was our savior!) took me down to get the car from U-Haul, followed me back to the truck, stayed there while I jumped it (GIRL POWER!), followed me back down to U-Haul, then drove me home.  A few car trips after that, and we were officially done.  This is what we think of that house now...

See those little bits of paper on the carpet?  That's our old lease--and what we think of  Damn--I should've wiped my ass with it before I did that...lmao.  That's what I really think of it.

So that's my move.  Yay.

til next time...=)