Sunday, April 30, 2006

Things Change...Did This Before...Doing it again

I have actually done this before but I thought...hmmm maybe some of the answers have changed a bit so doing it again.  How about you?  Are you the same?

1. What is your middle name? Lynn...still the same

2. How big is your bed?  Full size but I only get the space that isn't taken up by Rick and Tiny...which is about half the size of a pea.
3. What are you listening to right now? Maximun X about a lady in a fire...hope she makes it ...wait....she does whew!
4.  the missing question...who eats them the washing machine?

5. What was the last thing you ate/drank? Stir fried chicken with onion and bell pepper and spanish rice.
6. Last person you hugged? Rick
7. How is the weather right now? Perfect!
8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone...Rick asking him what he wanted from the store on my way home from work.
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? eyes
10. Favorite type of Food? Chinese!
11. Do you have children? Yes
12. Do you get high? On life...NO DRUGS in this bode.
13. Ever get so drunk you don't remember the entire nigh? No I remembered.
14. Hair color? blonde mostly
15. Eye color? Blue
16. Do you wear contacts? yes if I want to see
17. Favorite holiday? April Fools Day

18. Favorite Season? Spring!

19. Ex girlfriend/boyfriend's name? Which one?
LOL  Boy crazy in my youth
20. Last Movie you Watched?   40 year old I don't get out much.
21. Favorite wild animal? Leopards.
22. What do you dream of accomplishing in your lifetime? To write the great novel of all time and become rich.
23. Do you think that our government is doing a good job? no comment
24. Republican or democrat? American
25. What kind of work do you do? I am a cashier
26. Do you like your work? Most days
27. What would your dream job be? Child Psychologist
28. What is your best physical feature? My teeth
29. What books are you reading? Two For The Dough
30. Piercings? Ears 
31. Favorite Movie? Dirty Dancing
32. Favorite college football Team? Baylor
33. What were you doing before filling this out? Reading my emails
34. Any pets? Tiny.
35. AIM? Yes
36. Dogs or cats? I like both, but Rick hates cats.
37. Least favorite word? housecleaning
38. Favorite Flower? Sunflower
39. Favorite 4 letter word? Free
40. Have you ever loved someone? Deeply and with my whole heart.
41. Who would you like to see right now? Eric.
42. What is the one thing that you wish that you had more of? Besides money? Time with Eric
43. Have you ever fired a gun? I have. And got knocked on my butt
44. Do you like to travel by plane? Yes I love it.
45. Right-handed or Left-handed? right

46. If you could go to any place right now
where would you go? Austin
48. Are you missing someone? Yes, I am.
49. Do you have a tattoo? No
50. Do you still watch cartoons on Saturday morning? All the good ones don't come on anymore
51. Are you hiding something from someone? My underwear.
52. ARE YOU 18? Yes and then some more
53. WHAT IS THE WALL PAPER ON YOUR PHONE? Boats...don't have much of a selection
55. FIRST THING YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THIS MORNING? I have 5 hours until I go to work..oh wait that was after COFFEE!!!
59. WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE? My charming personality LOL and the wit my momma gave me
60. ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? Not anymore...Only when the lights are out
61. FAVORITE HANGOUT? Erics apartment
62. 4 THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT? the Bible ,Coffee, Family, and Tiny
64. FAVORITE SONG? God Bless The Broken Road and You'll Never Walk Alone
65. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? gettiing lost
67. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?  Barb, Arabrab, Barbie
74. Favorite color?Blue
75. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU ALWAYS BRING WITH YOU? keys, money and diet pepsi
76. WHAT DID YOU WANNA BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID?A missionary on the flying trapeze
77. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY DO WHEN THE CLOCK TURNS? I don't notice it moving 

79. WHO DO U WANT TO MEET? You know who you are....I am not naming names because I know I would leave one of you out and then feelings would get hurt.
80. WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT BEF0RE Y0U G0 T0 BED?  SLEEP I can't believe it is already 3 am.
Well, there you go 80 things that you might have not known about me. Don't forget to repost with your own answers

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Plannin a Trip To Texas?

Southern Advice

If you are from the northern states and planning on visiting or moving to
the South, there are a few things you should know that will help you adapt
to the difference in lifestyles:

The North has sun-dried toe-mah-toes,
The South has 'mater samiches.

The North has coffee houses,
The South has Waffle Houses.

The North has dating services,
The South has family reunions.

The North has switchblade knives,
The South has Lee Press-on Nails.

The North has double last names,
The South has double first names.


The North has an ambulance,
The South has an amalance.

The North has Indy car races,
The South has stock car races.

The North has Cream of Wheat,
The South has grits.

The North has green salads,
The South has collard greens.

The North has lobsters,
The South has crawdads.

The North has the rust belt,
The South has the Bible Belt.

If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel
drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help
them, just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.

Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store....
Don't buy food at this store.

Get used to hearing "You ain't from round here, are ya?"

You may hear a Southerner say "Ought!" to a dog or child. This is short for
"Y'all ought not do that!" and is the equivalent of saying "No!"

Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't
understand you either.

The first Southern expression to creep into a transplanted Northerner's
vocabulary is the adjective "big'ol," truck or "big'ol" boy. Most
Northerners begin their Southern-influenced dialect this way. All of them
are in denial about it.

The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.

Be advised that "He needed killin" is a valid defense here.

If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this," you should stay
out of the way. These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.

If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest
accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store.
It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go

When you come up on a person driving 15 mph down the middle of the road,
remember that most folks learn to drive on a John Deere, and that is the
proper speed and position for that vehicle.

Do not be surprised to find that 10-year-olds own their own shotguns, they
are proficient marksmen, and their mammas taught them how to aim.

In the South, we have found that the best way to grow a lush green lawn is
to pour gravel on it and call it a driveway.

If you do settle in the South and bear children, don't think we will accept
them as Southerners. After all, if the cat had kittens in the oven, we
wouldn't call 'em biscuits.

Are You 100 Percent?

You are 100% Texan if...

You are 100% Texan if... 
1. It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in an airplane crash. 
2. You use the phrase "fixin' to" almost daily. 
3. Someone you know has used a football schedule to  plan their wedding date. 

4. You've ever been excused from school because "the cows got out." 

5. You can properly pronounce the town Mexia and Mesquite. 

6. You can remember the name of the last state legislator to introduce a bill involving castration, and he didn't mean farm animals. 

7. You know exactly what calf fries are, and eat them anyway. 

8. You can recall hot summers by the year they happened easier than you can remember your mother's birthday. 

9. You think that people who complain about the hurricanes in their states are sissies. 

10. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door but by the availability of shade. 

11. You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist. 

12. A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other one go first. 

13. When you hear a tornado siren, you go out and look for a funnel. 

14. Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it. 

15. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store. 

16. A Jaguar is not a status symbol. A Ford F350 4x4 is. 

17 . You know that everything goes better with Ranch or Tabasco. 

18 . You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply. 

19. You know that "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural. 

20 . You are 100% Texan if you have ever had this conversation: "You wanna Coke?" "Yeah." "What kind?" "Dr. Pepper."

Which Came First?

The Chicken or the Egg??

A Chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on its face.

The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says,
"Well, I guess we finally answered THAT

Friday, April 28, 2006

You Don't Know Me Mister!

Hi yall.  What a wierd title right?

Well that explains my day at work today.

After my break today I was put on the express line.  This is the line you get into when you are in a hurry.  The sign says 10 items or less. 

A lady came up and put her groceries on the belt and had two people ahead of her.

Now you have got to understand that I know waiting in line is a when people make it to their turn I give them my undivided attention.

I greet them.  Ask them if they found everything they were looking for and ask them if there is anything else we can get for them that they couldn't find.

I chat with them about their day and lives as I am scanning their groceries. I care.

Unbeknowst to me this lady three orders down had a few more than 10 items.

When she got to me and I started scanning her items is when I realized that she had a few more than 10.

No big deal.  No crime done.  I finished scanning her groceries.

When I was almost done a man came to my line with three items.

From the very minute he was there he was giving me looks that could kill and sighing very loudly.

He was mad because the lady before him had more than 10 items.

She smiled at him and said she was sorry that he had to wait.

He grunted at her and snarled.

When it became his turn I did all the normal things that I mentioned above and acted like I didn't get upset by his rude behavior.  Two wrongs don't make a right.

He said:  I thought this was the line for 10 items or less.

I replied:  It is sir, she didn't realize she had a few more until we were almost done with her order.

He grunted at me and rolled his eyes.

About that time a man and his wife came to my line with a cartload full of groceries...we are talking a FULL cart.

Before they started unloading onto the belt I politely pointed out the sign to them letting them know that this was the 10 item or less line.

The man of the couple said:  Oh I am sorry mija (which means little girl in Spanish)  I didn't see the sign.

I said:  That's okay.  And they moved happily to another line.

That is when the poop hit the fan.

This first man blew a gasket.  He started yelling at me that I was prejudice against Mexicans.


He said:  You let that lady go in this line because she iswhite and you wouldn't let that couple do the same thing because they are Mexicans.

I said:  Oh no sir, that is so not true!  Did you see that they had a cart FULL?

He said : It doesn't matter, the only reason that you didn't let them come in your line is because you are prejudice against Mexicans.


I said:  Sir I am sorry if I offended you by my actions but I am just doing my job and had I noticed the lady before you had more than 10 before she put them on the belt I would have told her the same thing.

He said:  No you wouldn't have because you are prejudice against Mexicans.

This is so not me....MISTER YOU DON'T KNOW ME!!!

I would just like to whom it may concern:

I am not prejudice against anyone.  I feel we are all the same.  No matter what our outside appearance, our religion, or our heritage God make us all alike and we are all his children.

As many of you know who read my journal I rent to a couple that is a mixed couple.  He is Black and she is White.  I myself am Itallian.

I was very upset at being accused of being prejudice in any way.

He went to my boss and complained about me.

I guess he was trying to get me fired.

What a jerk.

Ok maybe I am prejudice, but it is against jerks like him who go around and try to start trouble for people who are just trying to make a living and work hard for the money.

So If you know I know you do because I am totally honest with everything I say in here.  Please pray for this jerk and ask God to show him the right path.

Pray for your enemies.

Even if it drives you crazy!


Good Morning

Good Morning everyone!

How is your day so far?

I have to work today but that is okay because I love my job.

I get to see people and talk to them about their lives

I get to see what skinny people eat and take notes

I get to see cute kids.

I work inside where it is cool.

I am fitting in now that they know me there.

I only have to work a few hours.

I got a raise!

Life is good.

Now if I could just get that mailman to quit putting bills in my post office box I would be a happy camper.

I get paid today

All of my check is going to Mr. Bill

Mr. Electricity

Mr. Car Insurance 

And Mrs. Target.

But I am not going to let this get me down.

I am a survivor!\

I will not be detered!

I will be happy

I will enjoy this day that the Lord hath made and rejoice and be glad in it. 

Gotta get ready for work now.

I will be scanning you later.

I mean seeing you later!


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Don't Mess With Mom!

To whom it may concern:  Iwant to make this PERFECTLY clear.  This poem is not about my child Eric.  He is the perfect child and would never do this!!!!  But in case you have one who has tried this....Here you go....ammuntition!


               My son came home from school one day,
                  with a smirk upon his face.
                 He decided he was smart enough,
                   to put me in my place.

             "Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
                 that's taught by Mr. Wright,
                 It's all about the laws today,
                The 'Children's Bill of Rights.'

                It says I need not clean my room,
                  don't have to cut my hair
                No one can tell me what to think,
                  or speak, or what to wear.

                 I have freedom from religion,
                 and regardless what you say,
                 I don't have to bow my head,
                 and I sure don't have to pray.

                 I can wear earrings if I want,
                and pierce my tongue &nose.
               I can read &watch just what I like,
                 get tattoos from head to toe.

                 And if you ever spank me,
                I'll charge you with a crime.
                 I'll back up all my charges,
                 with the marks on my behind.

                  Don't you ever touch me,
                  my body's only for my use,
                 not for your hugs and kisses,
                 that's just more child abuse.

                 Don't preach about your morals,
                  like your Mama did to you.
               That's nothing more than mind control,
                   And it's illegal too!

               Mom, I have these children's rights,
                  so you can't influence me,
              or I'll call Children's Services Division,
                   better known as C.S.D."

                Of course my first instinct was
                  to toss him out the door.
              But the chance to teach him a lesson
                 made me think a little more.

                I mulled it over carefully,
                   I couldn't let this go.
                  A smile crept upon my face,
                  he's messing with a pro.

                Next day I took him shopping
                 at the local Goodwill Store.
                I told him, "Pick out all you want,
                 there's shirts &pants galore.

                I've called and checked with C.S.D.
                  who said they didn't care
                 if I bought you K-Mart shoes
                  instead of those Nike Airs.
                 I've canceled that appointment
                  to take your driver's test.
                 The C.S.D. is unconcerned
                 so I'll decide what's best."

                I said "No time to stop and eat,
                  or pick up stuff to munch.
                And tomorrow you can start to learn
                to make your own sack lunch.

                 Just save the raging appetite,

                   and wait till dinner time.
                 We're having liver and onions,
                   a favorite dish of mine."

               He asked "Can I please rent a movie,
                   to watch on my VCR?"
                  "Sorry, but I sold your TV,
                  for new tires on my car

                 I also rented out your room,
                 you'll take the couch instead.
                    The C.S.D. requires
                 just a roof over your head.

                Your clothing won't be trendy now,
                  I'll choose what we eat.
               That allowance that you used to get,
                  will buy me something neat.

                 I'm selling off your jet ski,
                  dirt-bike &roller blades.
               Check out the 'Parents Bill of Rights',
                   It's in effect today!


Having a Bad Hair Day? It Could Be Worse

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
 "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today."
 So she did and she had a wonderful day.
 The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror,
 and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
 "Hmm... " she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today."
 So she did and she had a grand day.
 The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror,
 and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
 "Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."
 So she did and she had a fun, fun day.
 The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror,

 and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
 "YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Story of Today

All that worrying for nothing.  It was so easy for me.  All I had to do was open my mouth and sing.  God sent one of his angels to teach me the harmony.  We got the whole thing in only two takes!

As a thankyou I am going to be getting an hour next week all my own to record as many of my own songs that I can sing in that amount of time!

I am so excited.  What songs should I sing?

I know I want to do God Bless the Broken Road for sure.

Rons song was pretty cool.  It is called Western Boots.

He liked the way I sang it so much he wants me to go back next week and add some harmony to at least two more of his songs.

He has a great voice.

I learned the song on the way there.

I didn't mess up

I had fun!


An Awesome Prayer From Marsha

it's ok to use it....i don't mind....i'm just glad that it gave you some strength !!!
Of course I got her permission first!
Thanks Marsha!
She wrote me a prayer that has lifted me up and given me the courage to go for it as Sharon said.  Here is the prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
  I come to you this morning with my friend, Barbara in Texas on my heart.  Please give her the strength and the confidence that she needs for this afternoon's recording session.  You have given her that beautiful voice that she has and she so willing shares that gift with many that she reaches out to.  Please wrap your arms even tighter around her than you usually have them, and let her feel that it will be ok.  Let your love ease her fears, quiet her butterflies and your gentle peace flow over her.  Help her to make this afternoon a fun thing for her....not one to upset or make her nervous about.  Give her strength Dear only you can do.  We bless and cherish your sacred name and to you we give the utmost glory ! 
                              In Jesus' Heavenly name we pray...
ok girl.....knock 'em can !!!  Your voice is wonderful !!!!!!!!! Never doubt that !!!! I'll be saying extra prayers for you at 1:30 too !!!  I'm right there with you in spirit, my dear friend !!!!! 
Let me know when you get everything went.  I'll be anxious to hear about it !!!
                                      Love ya,
I also got immediate response from Sharon and Hadon.
Now you ask why we live in Jland?
It is awesome people like this who pick you up, brush you off and tell you to go for it!
Thanks guys!
I hope to make you proud! Barbara


Guess what I am doing today...... A friend of mine is going to be recording a cd and he wants me to sing the backup for him. 

Okay I have recorded in a studio before at Fiesta Texas.  I have a CD that I am singing on solo.  But I have never done back up. 

I mean I sing back up sometimes for my radio friends that come into my kitchen via my radio.  But this is going to be a real live studio production.

Also I have never heard him sing before.  He was a customer of mine when I worked at the Pig Restaurant.

When he would come in he would always play my cd which is on the juke box there.  He would say one day I am going to make a cd and I want you to do the backup.  I said sure.....I didn't know he was serious!

What if our voices don't match? 

What if I mess up on the words....because guess what....I will be learning the song on the way to the studio.

I am a little nervous and a little scared. 

What if I mess it up?

What if I can't learn the song?

What if  ...

OMgoodness I just hope I don't break out in hives.


Monday, April 24, 2006

Rocketman Rules


I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

 I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!

 Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill

 I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.      


Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing.

Ever get the feeling that your stuff struted off without you?                               

Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

 NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy,
why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.

 God must love stupid people; He made so many.

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

 Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!

 Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I
Grew up.

Procrastinate Now!

 I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance

 Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!

They call it PMS because MadCow Disease was already taken.

He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead. 

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three
thousand times the memory.

Ham and eggs. A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime
commitment for a pig.

 The trouble with life is there's no background! music.

 The original point and click interface was a Smith and

 I smile because I don't know what the heck is going



Sunday, April 23, 2006

It's Contagious I Got It From Val

*Martha's Way*
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

*Maxine's Way *

Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!


To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix, keep it in the pantry for up to a year.


When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.


Go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you.


If you accidentally oversalt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix-me-up."


If you oversalt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!"


Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.


Celery? Never heard of it!


Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.


The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust so I don't.


Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.


Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!


If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.


Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.


Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.


Leftover wine???????????

HELLO !!!!!!!


You Are...Playing Along Sis

You are.... Play along =)  
Got this from TERRI-You think you know, but you have no idea...  Please play along and if you do, leave me a link so I can read your answers. 

You are-
[X ] short, under 5'0
[] 5'0 - 5'3
[ ] 5'4 - 5'5
[] 5'6 -5'8"
[ ] 5'8" - 6'1
[ ] 6'2 and up

[ ] blonde
[ ] redhead
[ ] auburn
[ ] brunette
[ ] dirty blonde
[X] light brown
[ ] dark brown
[ ] black
[ ] dont remember

[X ] blue-eyed
[] brown-eyed
[ ] green-eyed
[ ] hazel eyed
[ ] gold/gray-eyed
[ ] silver/gray- eyed
[ ] blue/green-eyed
[ ] blue/grey-eyed
[ ] green/grey-eyed
[ ] they change colors

[] glasses
[X ] contacts
[ ] neither

Hair Length-
[ ] short hair
[ ] medium
[X]long hair
[ ] mohawk, foxtop, shaggy, etc.

You've been:
[X ] rafting
[X ] water skiing
[X] camping
[ X] horseback riding
[X ] surfing and skim/wake boarding
[ ] water polo
[ ] snowboarding
[ ] skiing
[ ] street luging
[X ] cheerleading
[ ] lacrosse
[ ] street hockey
[X ] gymnastics
[X ] martial arts
[ ] bmx
[ ] tubing
[X] dancing

You listen to?
[X] country
[X ] classical
[ ] techno
[X] oldies
[ ] opera
[X] reggae
[ ] emo
[X] 80's
[] disco
[ ] metal
[ ] hardcore
[X] rock
[ ] rap/hip-hop
[ ] r&b
[X] classic rock
[X] pop
[X] i listen to a variety of different genres

The pets you have HAD or have?
[X ] cat
[X] dog
[ X] lizard
[X ] rat
[ ] ferret
[X ] bunny
[X] fish
[ ] duck
[ ] horse
[X ] bird
[X ] frog
[ X] hermit crab
[ ] prairie dog
[ ] none
[ ] turtle
[ X] hamster
[X ] snake
[X ] gerbil
[ ] guinea pig
[X ] pig
[X ] goat
[ ] chinchilla
[X ] tarantula
[ ] geese
[X ] chicken
[ ] sugar glider
[ ] mouse

Clothing Brands you like?
[ ] American Eagle
[ ] Hollister
[ ] The Buckle
[ ] Abercrombie & Fitch
[ ] Wet Seal
[ ] O'neill
[ ] PacSun
[ ] Aeropostale
[ ] Dickies
[ ] Roxy
[ ] Anchor Blue
[ ] Guess
[ ] Hot Topic
[ ] Lucky
[] Champs
[ ] Salvation army/goodwill
[ ] other thrift stores
[X] if i like it i'll wear it
[ ] Old navy
[ ] nude
[ ] Volcom
[ ] other
[ ] Forever 21
[X ] Victorias Secret
[ ] Sean John


States I have been to.
[] Alabama
[ ] Alaska
[] Arizona
[X] Arkansas
[X] California
[] Colorado
[ ] Connecticut
[ ] Delaware
[ ] Florida
[] Georgia
[ ] Hawaii
[ ] Idaho
[X ] Illinois
[ ] Indiana
[ ] Iowa
[] Kansas
[ ] Kentucky
[ ] Louisiana
[ ] Maine
[ ] Maryland
[X ] Massachusetts
[ ] Michigan
[ ] Minnesota
[X] Mississippi
[X] Missouri
[ ] Montana
[] Nebraska
[] Nevada
[ ] New Hampshire
[ ] New Jersey
[X] New Mexico
[ ] New York
[ ] North Carolina
[ ] North Dakota
[ ] Ohio
[] Oklahoma
[] Oregon
[ ] Pennsylvania
[ ] Rhode Island
[ ] South Carolina
[ ] South Dakota
[ ] Tennessee
[X] Texas
[] Utah
[ ] Vermont
[ ] Virginia
[] Washington
[ ] Washington DC
[ ] West Virginia
[X ] Wisconsin
[] Wyoming

Have you ever...
[] stolen a sign
[X] danced in the rain
[X] seen a shooting star
[ ] proposed to anyone
[X] gotten stitches
[ ] eaten Sushi
[X] gotten the chicken pox
[X] ridden in a taxi
[ ] went on a cruise ship
[X] driven over 400 miles in one day
[X] been on a plane by yourself
[ X] had surgery
[X] seen a movie more than 3 times
[X] been on stage
[] gotten a black eye
[X] memorized all the dialogue in a movie
[] watched an entire baseball game on tv

Do you like...
[X] old movies
[X ] musicals
[X] blasting music in the car
[X] donuts
[X] animals
[X] coffee

In 2006 You...
[ ] broke a promise
[X] made a new friend
[ ] did something you swore never to do.
[ ] lied to my mom and/or dad
[ ] stole
[ ] disappointed someone close
[ ] hidden a secret
[X] pretended to be happy
[ ] got arrested
[X] walked around in the rain
[ ] slept under the stars
[] kept your new years resolution
[ ] forgot your new years resolution
[X] met someone who changed your life
[ ] met one of your idols
[ ] changed your outlook on life
[X] sat home all day doing nothing
[ ] pretended to be sick
[ ] left the country
[ ] almost died
[ ] given up something important to you
[ ] lost something expensive
[ ] learned something new about yourself
[ ] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
[ ] made a change in your life
[ ] find out who your true friends were.
[ ] made a total fool of yourself
[X] met great people
[X ] went to a concert (my own LOL)

Hows that?


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Photo Hunt #71

Just a short entry this is for Krissy

The entries for photo scavenger hunt #71 will be due on

Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 11:00 PM EST

Category Tree or Bush


Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday 5er

The girl is in the middle of a big move and still takes out the time for us.  Robin you rock!

Friday F'ver


From Robin Gabster's........................

This week's theme is mish mash!



1. If given the choice to go up stairs or up a ramp which would you chose?

  I like stairs better than a ramp because of the exercise you get/  Oh wait I hate to exercise but I don't like walking on ramps either.  Can someone carry me?  Remember the good ole days when you got to be carried everywhere?

2. What is the worse kind of weather you have ever been in?

I live in Texas...we only have all four seasons on one day.  I like all kinds of weather.

3.  When I move to California who is gonna come visit me? Meet me at Disney Land!!! 

I will............ I will................  I will..............

Better check under your bed before you leave because I am already hiding there!

4. Do you like peanut butter chunky or creamy


5. What was the last bill you paid late?

I am paying three bills late this month.  The gas bill, one I won't mention in case this is being monitored, and the electricity bill.

They will all get paid as soon as I get my check I just sign it over to these people.  I am basically working just to pay my bills.

Don't cry for me Argentina because as least I am healthy and can work to pay them.....eventually.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

So What I Took The Day Off!

Today was my day off. 

I didn't clean...well just the dishes. 

 What is it with guys and dishes?  Do they think they clean themselves and jump back up into the cabinet?

Do the think their hands will shrink or fall off if they are exposed to warm water?

Let's not even go there with the clothes!

Okay I feel better now...

And then Mr. Derrick brings over some greens and Rick tells me to cook them for dinner...Not asks me mind you TELLS ME....


I spent the morning reading and taking pictures on the deck.

I spent the afternoon in the new room which I turned into my own sound studio.  The acostics are great now!  I brought in my small tv and made a shelf for it using two bricks and a couple of boards.

Brought out the karaoke machine and microphone which wasn't an easy thing to do with the heavy equipment and going through the scaffle I should have took a picture of it but...I didn't and I am not doing this again!

 I sang my heart out...a few of my guts too.


Neighbors got a free concert.  I hope they appreciated it.

Kinda like Woodstock without the drugs.

Then Rick  came home and asked me when I was going to wash dishes.

And you know the rest of the story.

Except here is the best part!!!!!

Instead I came in and watched SURVIVOR!!!


So what do I say about that? GOI   get over it!


I am going to save this.  I might be back to put in some graphics but I don't want to lose the entry.

Teacher /Parent Conferences

Ever have to go to a teacher/parent conference?  Did the teacher say something nice to you about your child? Beware and read on:


What the teacher says and (what the teacher really means).

1. Your son has a remarkable ability in gathering needed information from his classmates.
(He was caught cheating on a test)

2. Karen is an endless fund of energy and viability.
(The hyperactive monster can't stay seated for five minutes).

3. Fantastic imagination! Unmatched in his capacity for blending fact with fiction.
He's definitely one of the biggest liars I have ever met).

4. Margie exhibits a casual, relaxed attitude to school, indicating that high expectations don't intimidate her.
(The lazy thing hasn't done one assignment all term).

5. Her athletic ability is marvelous. Superior hand-eye coordination.
(The little creep stung me with a rubber band from 15 feet away).

6. Nick thrives on interaction with his peers.
(Your son needs to stop socializing and start working).

7. Your daughter's greatest asset is her demonstrative public
(Classroom lawyer! Why is it that every time I explain an assignment she creates a class argument?).

8. John enjoys the thrill of engaging challenges with his peers.
(He's a bully).

9. An adventurous nature lover who rarely misses opportunities to explore new territory.
(Your daughter was caught skipping school at the fishing pond).

10. I am amazed at her tenacity in retaining her youthful personality.

(She's so immature that we've run out of diapers).

11. Unlike some students who hide their emotion, Charles is very expressive and open.
(He must have written the Whiner's Guide).

12. I firmly believe that her intellectual and emotional progress
would be enhanced through a year's repetition of her learning environment.
(Regretfully, we believe that she is not ready for high school and must
repeat the 8th grade).

13. Her exuberant verbosity is awesome!
(A mouth that never stops yacking).

Believe it or not I got this from someone who is an actual teacher...I do not disclose my sources!  But I do report the news.


Do You LIke Mayonaise?

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

WHAT!!!!   You expected something educational from me!
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The Rest Of The Story The Missing 5

Thanks to  Meg who found all the answers
Additions in Blue 
There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them?
This is
a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an
airplane seat pocket, on a flight from
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping
him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some
friends. One friend from
Illinois worked on this while fishing from his
john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine
Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in
her weekly newspaper column. Another friend
judges the job of solving
this puzzle so involving, s
he brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact.
Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a
jam, especially
since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. T
ruthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a
scholar to see some of the
m at the worst. Research has shown that
something in our
genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in
seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event,
which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta
Phi lemonade booth set a new
record. The local paper, The
Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who
reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever
seen. As
Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in
plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear
lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that
may help is that books like
Timothy and Samuel may occur without their
numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle
normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against
those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a
exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in
this paragraph waiting to be found