Friday, December 30, 2005

I've been tagged by Holly

Tagged By HollyThese are are the rules; the first player of this game starts with the topic. Five weird habits of yourself and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don’t forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says “You are tagged” (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

5 Weird Habits!

1. I make a typed grocery list

2. I make a detailed list of the housework I need to do and assign each chore a playing card in a deck of cards and when I pick that card I do that job.

3. I use my car as an office.  I could live for a week in there if I ever broke down.

4.I keep all kinds of old papers, pictures and junk because you never know when you might need it.  Okay I am a pack rat.

5. I blow dry the seat of the potty before sitting down on a cold morning and I use desitin on my zits.

How gross and wierd is that?

Thanks Holly for bringing out the wackiness in me for the world to hear.


I am tagging Betty, Marina, Robin, Lisa, and Amanda.


Marina Rocks!!!!

Happy New Year Yall!!! Thanks Marina for making me this wonderful tag.  You rock!!!   I am catching up this morning on my journal and looking to see what all of you have been doing and saying through out the night.  I took some pictures of my favorite things that I got for Christmas

.  Well with this tag I guess I will list some New Years Resolutions;;;;  

1.  I will try to finish the book I am writing

2. I will spend more time cleaning and less time making messes. 3. I will improve my speed at work

 4. I will visit my son every chance I get.

 5. I will be the best wife I can be

6. I will write in my journal at least once a day...probably  more.LOL

7. I will take lots of pictures and maybe enter some contests

8.  I will live , laugh and love everyday at least once,

9. I will try to inspire and love those around me

10.  I will go on a fabulous vacation.

 11. I will lose some weight/

12. I will read more.

13. I will make my bed at least once a month

14. I will get dressed daily even if I am off that day.\

 15. I will keep at least two of these resolutions.

  How about you? Make me a list... Barbara

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Last Entry of the Day I promise I jsut couldn't resist...

65This Momma's Drama Questions
1. How tall are you?  5'
2. Do you own a gun?
They were stolen
3. Rehab? Counseling? 
Do I need it? or give it? no and yes.

4. Have you ever killed an animal? Tons of flies, a poor little mouse that decided he wanted to live in my stove, spiders, and my sister and I use to squish bees.  Okay I feel really bad about this now...

 5. Are you Irish?   Irish/Itallian
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Have to be in the mood, they are great for a quick meal.

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?  Mary Did you know

 8. What is your favorite smell? Honeysuckle

9. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee and lots of it missy!
10. Do you do push ups?  The ice cream? sure doesn't everyone? Oh..the exercise? Do I look like Richard Simmons to you? NOT
11. Have you ever done ecstasy?  NO never will
12. Have you been shot? with a needle?  Only by a certified doctor.  I hate needles.

13. Have you ever been hospitalized?  Too many times....gallbladder, cecerian, arm surgery...i have a metal plate in my arm with six screws, knee surgery, and last but not least the fake out appendix visit.  for more on this remind me to do a journal entry on it. You would never believe it
14. Do you like pain killers?  Only when I really need them, I am always afraid I will get addicted.

15. What is your secret weapon to lure in your preferred sex? He doesn't need any encouragement.

16. Do you own a knife?  Who doesn't?

17. Do you have A.D.D?  no

18. Do you love the pain a tattoo brings?  no way jose of course I don't know but remember the needles answer #12?  Now pay attention!!!

19. Name Five Drinks You Regularly Drink:    water, coffee, diet pepsi, sweet tea, hot chocolate

20. What's In Your CD Player? Sheryl Crow
21. Who is your best friend? My son Eric

22. What's Under Your Bed?   actually just a couple of dust bunnys now just cleaned it out. 
23. Current Hair?   Blonde hair down to my waist. 
24. What are you wearing? Work shirt and pink sweats

25. Current Worry? None,  don't worry be happy

26. Current Love?  My hubby of almost 25 years Rick.

27. Current Hate?  mean people

28. Favorite Place To Be?  right here with you guys.
29. Least Favorite Place?  at the dentist office

30. If You Could Play an Instrument? i play 5.

31. Favorite Colors? aqua, and blue
32. Person From Your Past You Wish You Could be with Right Now? my papa

33. Where Would You Like To Go?   Austin

34. Where do you want to live?  In a mansion with a maid.
35. Favorite
36. Color of most clothes you own? Red

37. Number of pillows you sleep with?  1

38. What do you wear when you go to sleep? something comfy

39. What were you doing 10 years ago? working as the childrens librairina in our town

40. What do you think you'll be doing in 10 years? Living in the Bahamas spending all day on the beach.

 41. Are you paranoid? no.what are you looking at?  I said no.  jk  or am I?
42. First piercing/tattoo?  ears when I was 9,

43. Last person you yelled at? i don't really yell much, maybe Tiny for not coming in when I called her.

44. Latest crush?  Brad Pitt, but I am mad at him for what he did to my friend Rachel.

45. Last thing you ate?  french fries

46. If you could be a pirate, would you?   that is actually our town mascot.  Oh you mean like for real?  Maybe just for one day.

47. Do you have an ipodNo

49. What's in your pockets right now? no pockets
50. What color are your
walls? Pepto Bismal Pink AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

51. last thing that made you laugh?   Sharon in her journal about what her daughter said about her butt.

52. Any pets now? Yes,  Tiny, two rattlesnakes and a sometimes dog Pepper
53. inny or an outty?  road map, thanks for asking and depressing me!

54. do you have any piercing?  Yes ears see question 42

55. If you were a crayon what color would you be?  rainbow

56. Have you ever won any awards? Too many to name. 
57. How many TV's do you have in your house? 2
58. Have you ever sprained/broken/fractured a bone or gotten stitches? arm, knee baby surgery

 61 If you could pick one person to make out with who would it be?   I don't wish and tell

62 What do you think of the person who posted this before you?  I think she is heilarious

63. Your Screen Name?  MastersBLynn

64 Whats your middle Name? Lynn
65 What time is it EXACTLY?  11:08 pm.\

Okay now I will go away...Barbara unless I hear my computer've got mail....

Charleys Five

1) What word irks you every time you hear someone say it?

It's more like a phrase:  Isn't that *followed by some other stupid word ).... special.pretty,silly ,precious etc.

2) What is your favorite word?

Phrase two LOL ...answer: I love you

3) What does it mean? if you need a dictionary for this word you are worse off than you think...

4) What word do you say far too often?


5) Name three words you think other people overuse:

3 phrases sorry I guess I don't follow directions well:

1. I'm sorry...and don't mean it

2. Have a nice day,...and could care less

3. Let's get together soon...and you never hear from them

Your turn, Barbara

Pecans in the Cemetary

Pecans In The Cemetery

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan
tree just inside the cemetery fence.  One day, two boys filled
up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight,
and began dividing the nuts.

"One for you, one for me.  One for you, one for me," said one
boy.  Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle.  As he
passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery.
He slowed down to investigate.  Sure enough, he heard,
"One for you, one for me.  One for you, one for me."

He just knew what it was.  He jumped back on his bike and rode
off.  Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane,
hobbling along.

"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I
heard!  Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up
the souls."

The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to
walk."  When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the
cemetery.  Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one
for me.  One for you, one for me..."

The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' the truth. 
Let's see if we can see the Lord."  Shaking with fear, they
peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything.

The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the
fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the

At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all.
Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done."

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead
of the boy on the bike.     


(I borrowed this one from Rocketman)

How about this one:


You Know You Grew Up In The 80's or Early 90's If:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.( LOL yeah sike)

2. You watched the Pound Puppies. (I loved this show!!!)

3. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Belair and can do the Carlton. (not sure on this one)

4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy. (heck I just wore the biker shorts LOL)

5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own. (not me on this one)

6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. (of course still have mine...what?)

7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom (loved Joey!)

8. Two words: Hammer Pants (?)

9. If you ever watched Fraggle Rock (gotta love those fraggles!)

10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and spokey-dokes or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect (Um else would people know you were coming?)

11. You can sing the entire theme song to DuckTales  (Woo-ooh!) ( Nope)

12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons. (Exactly, what the heck do they show now? Poor kids!)

13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. (only a couple of times when Marsha Brady did it...)

14. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen...and still know the turtles names. (I know them turtles!)

15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. (What?)

16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side. ( I hated those clips)

17. You played the game MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) (?)

18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it. (no)

19. L.A. Gear....need I say more? (I was not a material girl..couldn't afford to be LOL)

20. Youwanted to change your name to JEM  in Kindergarten.(She's truly outrageous.) (no) In kindergarden I was a real princess who lived in a real castle.)

21. You remember reading Tales of a fourth grade nothing and all the Ramona books. (Great books)

22. You know the profound meaning of WAX ON, WAX OFF (what do you mean by profound )

23. You wanted to be a Goonie. (heck no)

24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of  us...head-to-toe) (not me)

25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.  (yeah he used to be kinda cute)

26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female Smurf. (yeah what's up with that?)

27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard. (LOL)

28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets. (yeah just because some kid got hurt..)

29. You still get the urge to NOT  after every sentence. ( I think I am guilty of this...NOT!)

30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts. (no)

31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band. (who?)

32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up. (why not?)

33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets. ( I know big fat liars!)

34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon colors, too) ( Jelly shoes were way cool.)

35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying, "I know you are, but what am I?" (liked his show until he turned perv)

36. You remember I've fallen and I can't get up (Still have occasions to say this :()

37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. (and wooden floors)

38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide ( I thought I was but I wasn't)

39. You have ever played with a Skip-It. (yeah I remember those I think)

40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds. ( We had at home parties)

41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement. ( now my neck hurts)

42. You remember Popples. (n0)

43. Don't worry, be happy ( My theme song!)

44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks. LOL no

45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do... getting yelled at by younger hip members of the family) (no)

46. You remember boom boxes. . and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that. (not me but other wierdos around me)

47. You remember watching both Gremlins movies. Yes

48. You know what it meant to say Care Bear Stare!! (refresh my memory here...)

49. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony (yes)

50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot. (n0)

51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.  Alf where are you?

52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as NKOTB they were alright

53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on Saved By The Bell The ORIGINAL class. some of them

54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.  MOst of them

55. You just sang those words to yourself. ( i tried but all I can remember is the chorus)

56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.  No is this basketball?

57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better) yep

58. You remember when mullets were cool! (?)

59. You had a mullet! don't think so

60. You still sing "We are the World" I love that song...we are the children....

61. You tight rolled your jeans. ( splain that?)

62. You owned a banana clip.  (yeah but it never stayed in my hair)

63. You remember Where's the Beef? ( That lady was hilarious!!!)

64. You used to (and probably still do) say What you talkin' about Willis? ( sometimes how did you know?)

65. You had big hair and you knew how to use it. I had wings that would fly literally in the breeze.)

66. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!!! (no I said!!!)

Where do you stand on this?



Look everyone!!!! I am in shock...Daisy Duke aka Amanda our girl picked me as one of her favorites. Can someone pass me a tissue?  I think I am going to cry.  Here's what she said:(and what I think about it)

Barbara, the friend Phobee of J land, over at “Confessions of An Angel Waitress.” She is a little out there at times… (um what?)but hey… there is nothing wrong with that… because I am a little out there at times too.(a little Amanda?) She just loves life.  You can tell by her style that she loves to laugh and enjoys making new friends. (I do!) You never know what is going on over there it is a potpourri of entries.(that's for sure...sometimes I'm not even sure what's going on LOL) So all I can say is stop by and just find out for yourself what is going on over there.

That is me!!!! Amanda is our guest editor for this week and she picked little ole me. She is hilarious and I have come to love hearing about her and her life.  She always makes me feel better when I whine and has a very interesting journal.  Very intelligent for her young age. I invite all of you to read through past entrys I have written in my journal.  Hopefully it will read like a good movie.. Sometimes you will laugh, sometimes you might cry but in the end I will try to make it mostly happy endings. Enjoy! Hugs, Barbara Get it I am tickled pink!!! Haha

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I warned you!!!!

Well not to worry it will be awhile before I post more pictures as I have taken them inside outside and upside down.  Hope you enjoy looking at them.  I promise my next entry will be something witty and wise. 

Tiny and I had a great day taking these pictures>  I am working on my new mountain hook rug. And hopefully tonight something good will be on tv.

Anyone know something good to make with hamburger meat? I am starving. Barbara

Odds and Ends

Virtual Hilarity Sad but true LOL!

Someone in our neighborhood put a huge sofa out by the curb for trash collection. Since it was in good shape, many motorists slowed down for a look. But when they saw how enormous it was, they'd leave. Eventually a compact car pulled up, and two men got out. This I've got to see, I thought. They removed the cushions, turned the sofa upside down and shook it hard. Then they picked up all the coins that tumbled out, and drove off.
Giggle giggle !!!!

This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me. Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Daisy, I'll be waiting....

Over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society about an 8-week-old black Labrador retriever

Okay I guess that is enough funnies for today.  I have loaded some pictures for your reading entertainment.  I will be taking more pictures today as it is beautiful outside and Tiny is itching to get out and find some lizards and squirrels to play with.

She is so funny to watch. I try to read outside on my deck but she distracts me with her carrying on.

I am off work today and I had planned to only go to the post office to mail a bill and guess what?  The gas man came to deliver our gas today and said he could take the check in for me! Woo Hoo!  I don't have to go anywhere today.

I am thinking I will be lazy and sit outside and read for awhile. I have got to get through some of these books I checked out at the library LOL. 

My foot is healing nicely and should be go to go by tomorrow. I plan to keep it propped up all day and just relax.  It will be my last day off this week.  I got a nice email from my Dad yesterday.  I love hearing from him, He is so awesome.

Before I go I will make you a list of what I got from all my great family for Christmas:

Rick: a digital camera. a nice one Sony Cyberware!

Eric: some bubble bath stuff in a beautiful aqua box that I plan to use for green storage., a new hook rug to do of a mountain scene...looks complicated but I like a challenge, some cd things to store music on from my computer

Mom and Dad: money, a great soft sweater, socks (I love these),perfume, a cast iron corn muffin maker, a scripture thing with papers to write notes on. and some more stuff

My big sister Pam and family gave me this cool ring that you can change the stones in

Sam, my little sisters husband and Britt his new wife gave me some candles, jewelry from Christi

I made out like a bandit this year!!!! 

I am not going to spend my whole day here at this computer, so I am off to enjoy my day off.  I will check back tonight and see what you have been up to.

Have a great day and enjoy the pictures! Barbara 


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

What You Have All Been Waiting For

Okay watch out Barbara has a camera and knows how to use it!

I went to work today and worked on one foot.  I thought they would send me home early...but no/ a lot of customers were nice to me and concerned about me working with a sore foot.

I wish they would have been my boss today/  Oh well I made it through my short four hour day and came home and caught up on my journals.  I am off tomorrow so I will sit on my behind all day with my foot up.

Rick is out of town again this week.  So I have to be careful and not fall down.  I could be sitting there a week. LOL

Don't worry about me, if it seems worse tomorrow I will go to the doctor.

How do you like my pictures?

 There was one of me too, but i won't torture yall that way.

I will put in some more pictures tomorrow of some of the things that I have been wanting to show to you guys.

I can see from reading around that you all had a great Christmas.  I was so happy to hear this.

I will be back later tonight and will post a longer entry tomorrow. Glad to be home but not away from Eric.....Barbara  

Monday, December 26, 2005

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas? Yeah Right!!!

Don't get me wrong....most of it was great.

On Christmas Eve Rick and I went to my parents house to spend some time with them and my sister and her husband and kids and my brother in law, his new wife and their kids.

We arrived first, not normal we are usually the last to arrive.  As I was going to the car to get our gifts for the family I slipped on some leaves piled in the yard, twisted my foot and fell flat on my face.

It hurt so bad, but I played it off.  As the night wore on my foot became sorer and sorer. 

We ate dinner and I had a nice time talking to my little sisters new husbands wife.  My sister is in Heaven now and her husband has remarried.  She is very sweet and a part of our family.

After the children read the Christmas story, we all drank a toast of eggnog (non alcoholic of course) to our great grandfather Harry Valentine Cullum.  Then the presents were passed around and everyone got great gifts.  My Dad loved the hook rug of a light house I made for him and the can of pecans and the tape I made of me singing. 

 Mom loved the shirts I got for her.

  My big sister loved the dragonfly pin and leather/fur pillow I gave her. 

 My little nephew informed me that I gave him a movie he already had but said it was okay at least I tried LOL

I got alot of cool gifts as well. A ring that you can change the stone in. A nice sweater, some of my little sisters jewlery, and lots of other great gifts.

As we were leaving my foot was throbing.  We were going to head to Austin from my parents, but when we got into the car Rick realized in the rush to get the presents together he had forgotten to grab his suitcase.  We had to go back an extra 30 minutes both ways to pick it up. 

When we got to Austin I found that I could not even walk at all on my foot.  Now understand that my son lives on the second floor and we had parked in the second parking lot quite a way from his apartment.  I could not stand on my foot at all. 

Eric and Rick took up all the gifts and I stood like an idiot by the car trying to will my foot to work.

Eric came back and let me use him as a crutch and somehow I made it to his apartment.

Since I could not walk anywhere I spent all day crawling around on the floor like a puppy dog.  As a matter of fact my little dog thought I was down there so that I could play with her and kept attacking me.

The next day Rick and Eric went out when the stores opened and got me a cane.  This worked out fine. No more crawling around.

Today my foot was still swollen but I managed to get around with my cane.  We went to Erics restaurant club house and rode around in the golf carts on the course.  It was a pretty day.

I got my digital camera I wanted. Now could someone please tell me how to hook it to my computer?    It is a Sony.

Do I have to do something with a memory stick?  If so where in the heck is it?

Tomorrow I go into work at 7:45 am and I am going to have to take my cane with me.  Maybe they will send me home early.  This should be fun.

I had a Merry Christmas anyway but I am glad it is over except for the part where I got to spend time with my family and my son.

Calling it a night.... Barbara

Robins 5'r via Arizona

1. What is the most fun you ever had on New Year's eve?
Before I was married and lived in my own apartment downtown San Antonio a boyfriend and I shot bottle rockets out my secon floor window.  We had a blast literally.  We almost got caught by some policeman, but he couldn't figure out where they were coming from LOL

2.  Have you ever made a New Year's resolution and actually stuck with it.

   I can not recall LOL 
3.  Are you going to make any resolutions this year, if so what will they be?

      I will make some resolutions but I don't know if I will keep them for a whole year, or even remember them.  Lets see.. I resolve to be faster at work, do more nice things for people around me and write in my journal at least once a's that?

4.  What is your biggest regret for the year 2005?  Would you change it if you could?

   My biggest regret is not spending more time with my nephew Jacob before he died in a motorcycle accident this year.  He and I had alot in common and I wish I had taken the time to know him better.
5.  What is the best thing to happen to you in the year 2005?

    Getting a new job, meeting new friends here in Jland and my son graduating from chef school!!!!
~Your turn.... Barbara

Friday, December 23, 2005

Another Survey

1. What is your occupation? Cashier in a grocery store...or also known as a checker...what am I checking for?

2. What are you listening to right now?    Heart medicine commercial, take this pill and you won't have a heart attack, could cause diarrea, shortness of breath and your fingernails to turn green, but you won't die of a heart attack LOL

3. What was the last thing you ate? Coconut Cream pie....i was bad!!!

4. Do you wish on stars?  Of course!!! How do you think I have such great luck?

5. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?  Is there a rainbow color?  That would be cool.  Only use one color and you could draw a rainbow.  Think about it Crayola!!!

6. How is the weather right now?  Cold and Foggy

7. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My son of course!!!.

9. Favorite drink?   I only drink water now and my headaches have gone away!!! Oh and of course my daily dose of coffee!!!!
10. Favorite sport to watch?  Iceskating (that is a sport, right?)

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?    I'll never tell good girls don't dye and tell...

12. Do you wear contacts or glasses?  Contacts

13. Pets?    One precious chiuaua that everyone falls in love with named Tiny.  Very smart and friendly to all.

14. Favorite month?    December

15. What was the last movie you watched?   Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase

16. Favorite day of the year?  Christmas.

17. What do you do to vent anger?  write in my journal

18. What was your favorite toy as a child?  My barbies and ken doll.

19. Fall or Spring?    Spring

20. Hugs orkisses?  Both and lots of them

21. Cherry or Blueberry? Cherry.

22. Do you want your friends to email you back? YES.

23. Who is most likely to respond?    Betty

24. Who is least likely to respond?  Maria I think she forgot me :(

25. Living arrangements? Own my own little house in the woods!

26. When was the last time you cried? Last night watching Extreme Makeover
27. What is on the floor of your closet? You name it it's there LOL

28.Friend you have had the longest? Susan friend from kindergarden

29. What did you do last night?  Wrapped Christmas presents, caught up on my jland friends, slept

30. Favorite smells? cinnamon, strawberry and honeysuckle

32. What is a great fear of yours? I have a fear of getting lost.

33. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Bacon Cheeseburger with bacon
34. Favorite car?   My Ford Explorer that my sister gave to me and my 67 Buick Special.  Car I always wanted was a Mustang

35. Favorite Dog Breed?   Tiny

36. Number of keys on your key ring?   7

 37. How many years at your current job?  Just started this job so almost 2 months before that 7 years for the Pig

38. Favorite day of the week?  Sunday

39. How many states have you lived in? One

40. How many cities/town have you lived in?  3  

Okay now most important go and sign my map I have 8 people now...granted they are the best that Jland has to offer, but I would like to know where all my friends here are....go ahead make my day!!!
And take my quiz:

I'll be back after work to see if this homework is done!!! Barbara

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Need to Laugh Some More?

Simply Stating the Facts

TWO COWBOYS met at a cattle auction. “Howdy, pardner,” said the first cowboy. “My name is Tex.”

“Well, howdy,” said the other. “Are you from Texas?”

“No, I’m from Louisiana,” the first answered. “But what cowboy wants to be called Louise?”

Simmer Down

MAN does not live by bread alone. He has to handle some hot potatoes, know his onions, be worth his salt and try not to reach the boiling point. It’s little wonder that man is constantly in a stew.

click for young Lloyd Take the Christmas quiz.  I scored 179!!! The next time I took the quiz I got them all right! LOL   Doc   Now try the eye test to see the difference in the vision of your two eyes:   FLY SEX

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.

"What are you doing?" She asked.

"Hunting Flies" He responded.

"Oh. ! Killing any?" She asked.

"Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied.

Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell them apart?"

He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.

Okay I guess since I have to be at work at 8 am I better go to bed. I'll be back!!!! Barbara


Three Wise Women

WHAT would have happened if it had been three wise women who visited the baby Jesus instead of three wise men? They would have asked directions, gotten there early, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and brought practical gifts.

A Saucy Reply

A MAN’S dentures were bothering him. They had become all pitted and scarred. “What have you been eating?” asked his dentist.

“Hollandaise sauce,” the man replied. “And no matter what you say, I’m not giving it up.”

“Okay,” the dentist said. “I’ll make you new plates out of chrome. Everyone knows that there’s no plates like chrome for the hollandaise.”

Staying Ahead of the Weather

AN OLD-TIMER walked into town each morning to buy a newspaper at the general store. One morning, the proprietor warned him that there was a blizzard predicted for the following day. “In that case,” said the old-timer, “I’d better buy two papers—I might not be able to make it into town tomorrow.”

Let it Hay, Let it Hay... hay-man

LACK OF SNOW doesn’t keep some folks from building big round characters in their yards.

Did You Ever Wonder...

WHY is it that doctors call what they do practice? in the case of mine we know the answer since he gave me an antibotic I was allergic too...da

Where do forest rangers go when they want to get away from it all?

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?


I got this survey from Marina who got it from Hadon:

1.  What time is it? 11:22

2.  NAME: Barbara

3.  Peircings: Ears only and it will stay that way.

4.  What is the most recent movie that you saw in a theatre: it was a scary movie but I can't remember which one. May the grunge

5.  What was your favorite toy as a kid?  my barbies and Ken doll.

6.  Place of birth: Carbondale, Illinois

7.  Favorite New Food: ??  Chinese!!!

8.  Ever been to Africa?: Only on Survivor in my living room

9.  Ever been toilet papering rolling: Yes many times in high school

10.  Love someone so much it made you cry: Yes

11.  Been in a car accident?: Yes a drunk old man totaled my ford escort and then commited suicide the day of his trial. It was a hit and run.

12.  Croutons or bacon bits: sesame seeds!!

13.  Favorite day of the week: Sunday

14.  Favorite Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse and TGIF

15.  Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
16.  Favorite sport to watch: Spurs basketball

17.  Favorite Drink: water now use to be Diet Pepsi, too many headaches

18.  Favorite ice cream: Chocolate Chip CookieDough

19.  Disney or Warner Brothers: Both

20.  Favorite fast food restaurant: A & W

21.  What color is your bedroom carpet: carpet? what is that?

22.  How many times you failed your driver's test?  None

23.  Before this one, from whom did you get your last email?  Sassy

24.  What do you do most often when you are bored?  visit on the computer

25.  Bedtime: Sometimes I don't make it to bed until 1 am

26.  Who will respond to this e-mail the quickest?  Betty

27.  Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond?  didn't send it email

28.  Who are you the most curious about their responses to this?  Robins

29.  Favorite TV shows?  Survivor and Big Brother

30.  Last person you went to dinner with?  Tomi my waitress friend from old job

31.  Ford or Chevy: Ford

32.  What are you listening to right now: Soap opera I don't even watch

33.  What is your favorite color: Blue

34.  How many tattoos do you have: None and I don't want any

35.  How many pets do you have: 1 a dog named Tiny who doesn't know she is a dog.

36.Which came first the chicken or the egg? God created the chicken and she laid the first egg

37.  How many people are you sending this e-mail to?:   none

38.  Who is the last person you talked to on the phone?  my husband who called to tell me he had a cold.

39.  What is the last major purchase you made?  Christmas presents

40.  Who is the last person you had an argument with?  my sister in law

41.  What are you wearing right now?  my teddy bear gown

42.  What was the last thing you ate?  fried pork and noodles

43.  Favorite kind of pizza?  pepperoni sausage extra cheese

44.  Do you like your job?  Most days

45.  What kind of computer are you typing on?  Dell

46.  What's the last thing you read?  PLU list at work

47.  What's your favorite current song?  God Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

48.  If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?  spending time with my son

49.  What's your wish for the next new year?  To be happy and healthy and for all my friends to be likewise

50.  What's your biggest regret so far?  no regrets, never look back or you will turn into a pillar of salt.

Okay that was interesting.  Try it yourself. Barbara

No Title Just Read It and See What I Am Yapping About Now!

So did that title get you curious?

I am definately almost possibly close to near done with all my Christmas preparations. 

I have finished shopping!!!!!!!!! 

I have wrapped half of the presents

I have put up my Christmas tree.  Lucky for Rick I didn't have to decorate his hat stand as threatened.

Now all I have to do is finish wrapping presents and clean this house.  My two most favorite things to do. NOT!!!

I have to go to work today from 1:45 to 7:45

Yesterday at work one of the managers was in a cranky mood.  He was yelling at everyone and making the baggers cry by screaming at them.  I think if you are having a bad day you should keep it to yourself and not make oithers around you miserable!

This one poor little bagger was so shook up that she had a hard time doing her job afterward.  She is the type that is a perfectionist and gets really upset if someone gets on to her.

She really didn't do anything wrong as far as I could see.  She was my bagger and she was doing a great job keeping up with me.  She is still in high school and very mature for her age.

I tried to tell her not to worry about it because from the looks of it he was yelling at everyone.

He even yelled at me when after 4 hours of non stop checking my lane was empty for a second and he told me to annouce that my lanewas open no lines no waiting.

This after he forgot to give me my break.

I hope he is off today, or in a better mood.

For some of these kids this is their first job, give them a break.

So how is everyone else doing on their Christmas management?

Everyone seems busy because I have not had many alerts this morning.

I hope everyone is well and happy!

I am feeling great right now!!!! 

My husband called from his job working out of town and said that he has a cold.  I hope he gets better by Christmas time.

We will be going to Austin for Christmas for a few days so I will not be on here.  Don't worry about me.  I will be back soon and back to chat.  We leave Christmas Eve night.

Also I have to pack and get all the presents together to take.

We will go to my parents and spend some time Christmas Eve with my mom and dad and my sister and her family.  Also my little sisters kids will be there with their dad and his new wife.  I am not sure if her son will be there or not.  I am bringing him a present too.

At work we are having a contest to see which checker can sell the most M & M's the winner gets $100!!! I am trying like crazy to sell M & M's to every customer.  Most people say yes!!! I hope I win!!! Most checkers don't even ask!

I don't mind asking my customers if they want to buy chocolate but I hate that we have to aske them if they want ice or cigarettes.  Alot of people are offended when you ask them if they want I look like I smoke?  Do I have yellow teeth or something etc.

I will be here until then. 

Have a great day and may God Bless You All!


Monday, December 19, 2005

My Letter to Santa

Santa Claus
North Pole, Earth

Dear Santa,

  I have been a good girl.

It really wasn't my fault what happened at Marina's Office party. It was Robin who spiked the punch with too much water. I can't help it if I drank 3 glasses. It was so good---smelled and tasted just like vanilla.

I thought it was funny when I put Betty's bra on my head and danced the tango on the computer desk while singing `Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'. I didn't mean to break Marina's printer and don't know why Marina would accuse me of robbing a store.

I don't remember calling Jaime's wife a handsome horse---even though she looked like one with red eye shadow and blue lipstick!

And when I threw up on Holly's husband's chest, it was only because I ate too much of that pizza.

After all that fun, I admit I was a little tired. So I fell asleep on my way home and drove my motorcycle through my neighbor's kitchen. I don't think that was any reason for my neighbor to call me a huge goat and have me arrested for acting like scrooge!

So, I sit in my jail cell on Christmas Eve, all sweet and innocent. And I'm really not to blame for any of this honest stuff. Please bring me what I want the most---bail money!

Sincerely and bravely yours,
Barbara (Really a nice girl!)

P.S. It's only 27 bucks!

Wanta play?  See what your answers turn out to be!  Leave me a link so I can read your letter too.  Sorry it turned out about you like it did Holly, you know I love ya!!! And Betty please keep your bra on from now on....LOL and Robin, if you are going to spike the punch.... Okay go try this yourself: Dear Santa


What's Under Your Bed?

Well I finally got the energy and time to clean out from under my bed and you'll never guess what I found:

12 pipers piping

11 Lords a leaping

10 Drummers Drumming

9 Ladies Danceing

8 Maids a milking

7 Swans a swimming

6 Geese a laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling birds

3 French hens

2 Turtle doves     and a

partridge in a pear tree

3 blind mice

10 blackbirds baked in a pie

the three little pigs and the big bad wolf

Little red riding hood and her grandmother

No wonder I wasn't getting much sleep.

Now there is NOTHING!!!!


Words of Wisdom?

We no longer believe that people can change themselves into animals, yet the world is filled with men who make hogs of themselves and asses as well.

Why aren't elephants allowed on beaches?                             They can't keep their trunks up!!

I found a donkey with an IQ of 138.  He hasn't any friends because nobody likes a smart ass.

Animals are very important in a woman's life.  She needs 4 animals in her world to survive. A jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, a mink in her closet and a jackass to pay for it all.

This sign seen in a laundry room: Ladies leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.

Sign in the window of a restaurant:                                      Wanted man to wash dishes and two waitresses

Notice at club advertising propler attire: A sports jacket may be worn to dinner-but no jeans.

In a cemetary there is a sign that says: People are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves.

I told the waiter at a restaurant that my soup tasted funny.  He said well go ahead and laugh.

I asked the waiter, "will the spagetti I ordered be long?" He said, " I don't know we never measured it"

Executive Ability- the art of getting all the credit for all the hard work everyone else does.

What do you say to that? Barbara

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Patricks Saturday Six

Patrick's Saturday Six

Here are this week's "Saturday Six" questions. Either answer the questions in a comment at Patrick's journal, or put the answers in an entry on your journal...but either way, leave a link to your journal at Patrick's so that everyone else can visit!

1. How much of your Christmas shopping and holiday card mailing do you have left to accomplish? Okay this is the first year I am not sending any cards.  I might send to the ones who sent cards to me just to keep in touch, but this year Christmas caught me off guard.  As far as my shopping goes....I am done!!!!!! All I have left to do is about 3 hours worth of wrapping what I bought and then loading it all in my sleigh (Ford Explorer) to take to my parents house and then after that to Austin for a Austin Christmas with our chef.(son). 

 When do you expect to finish it if you haven't already? (doing the happy dance) I am done!!!!
2. When giving gifts to co-workers or casual friends, how much importance do you place on the value of the gift you're giving them versus the value of the gift you imagine they're giving you?  Since I just started my new job, this will be the first year that I am buying only for family.
3. What are you secretly hoping someone will give you for Christmas that you haven't specifically asked for?  A digital camera...or wait...did I ask for this???? well maybe I mentioned it...(A FEW HUNDRED TIMES!!!!)  will I get it? no

4. Take this quiz (if you haven't already!): Which Jones Holiday Soda Flavor are you?  You Are Smoked Salmon Pate Soda


5. Would you actually try that flavor?   Gross NO!
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #78 from Carly: If you could step into the life of any fictional Christmas character -- Scrooge, Rudolph, Frost, etc. -- and live that part, which character would you choose and why? 

5. Would you actually try that flavor?  No.

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #78 from Carly: If you could step into the life of any fictional Christmas character -- Scrooge, Rudolph, Frost, etc. -- and live that part, which character would you choose and why? 

No one fictional, my life is perfect just the way it is, besides. I can't think of one of them I would want to go through what they did.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Robins 5'r You'll Love This ONe

1.  Do you ever go to someone's journal and just think to yourself, "Oh they go again...get over it already!"  And do you think your answer is naughty or nice?  I have done this a few times but then if I think they are boring I won't put them on my alerts list.  Everyone who I currently write to and recieve comments from are very nice and interesting people.  If I don't like what someone has to say on their journal I figure it is their space to write their opinion and respect their right to write about what they wish.  Does this make sense? 

2.  I kinda think naughty can be fun and nice can get boring. Tell us something you have done lately that was naughty.

I haven't actually done it yet but I'm fixin to.  I have asked my husband at least 10 times to bring in the Christmas tree so I can decorate and here it is a week away from Christmas and still no tree.  Therefore I am going to take all the hats and coats off his hat rack and wrap it in toilet paper to look like a snowman and string lights around and around and put garland around the toiletmans neck and put his Stetson on top instead of my angel.....or maybe I will put the angel. What do you think?

 3.  Have you ever used the "If you are naughty Santa won't bring you any presents" line on your kids?  And if they remained naughty did you ever withold their presents? I have never said this to my child!!! What are ya'll a bunch of child abusers or what?  Who could be so cruel....what's that? You are going to call my son and ask him????? Oh...well maybe I said it once twice? 

4.  If you were at the work Christmas party and your "naughty" boss gave you a squeeze on your back side would you tell anyone? I would make a big announcement about it, like oh my gosh...did you just pinch me? Did anyone see that?  Well I guess we know whose getting a raise this year!!!! 

5.  Tell us about an unexpected nice thing someone has done for you this December...or something nice you have done for something else that wasn't expecting it.

 I prefer to keep what I have done for someone as a random act of kindness. Hopefully I bless people daily by my actions and words.  I can't say who, but someone unexpectly gave me a very nice surprise this year. It really boosted my Christmas spirit. You know who you are and I would just like to say I love you and Thank you.


  Merry Christmas to you all! Have a safe and happy new year!!!

Now hurry up and go and answer these questions I am dying to know what nice and naughty things you did!!!


Where Have you Been Barbara?

I have been a busy girl!!!! Yesterday my friend Tomi woke me up and we went to town to go shopping.  We had actually arranged to do this the day before, but when I told her to be at my house by nine I thought she would actually get here around 11.

At nine I was still snoring when she came tapping at my window.  Now normally as you all know I am usually up around 7 on my computer talking to you guys.  I must have needed extra sleep.

I got up and drank my coffee while she laughed at me for not being ready yet.  I was glad to see she was taking it so well.

After freezing my eyes off putting my contacts in with ice water, and drinking my one cup of coffee (usually have at least three) we were on our way.

We went first to this new HEB plus store in San Antonio.  I found a lot of cool presents for Eric and Rick.  I found a few things for other family as well.

Next we went to eat. We ate chinese...Yum!

Next we went to the mall and I lugged around Rick's heavy present through the whole mall.  My arm still aches!!!

We got home around 6

This morning I had to be at work by 7am.  I made it to work and had a great day.  I wasn't even tired like I thought I would be.  The manager asked me to work a double shift and I had to say no.  I had to finish my Christmas shopping.  I went to two stores after work and now I am almost done!!!!

I am going to try and wrap presents tonight....this will take hours....Rick is home for the weekend so I am going to see if I can get him to get the tree out of the shop.  Otherwise I have threatened to decorate the hat stand.

I am fighting off a slight cold but otherwise doing fine.  It is cold here. 45 degrees!!!! They say it might snow..... wish me luck!!!

That's all for now.

Or should I say it's a wrap!!!! Barbara

Try this!!!!


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Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie

   Makes: 8 servings  

Chocolate and mint are together again in a rich, tempting cream pie made easy in a frozen pie shell.

Pillsbury® Pet-Ritz® frozen deep dish pie crust

1 1/4 cups milk

1 package (4-serving size) chocolate pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

3 to 5 drops green food color

 2 cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping

2 thin rectangular chocolate and green mints, unwrapped

1.  Heat oven to 400°F. Bake pie crust as directed on package for One-Crust Baked Pie Shell. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 2.  Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, stir together milk and pudding mix; cook as directed on package. Continue cooking over low heat while adding chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Set aside. 3.  In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and 1 to 2 drops of the green food color until smooth. Gently fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping. 4.  Spread cream cheese mixture in shell. Top with chocolate mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set. To color remaining 1 cup whipped topping, in small bowl, stir together whipped topping and remaining 2 drops food color. Garnish pie with whipped topping. Chop mints and sprinkle over whipped topping. Cover and store in refrigerator.