Monday, December 28, 2009

Six Hours on the Treadmill

Want any chips with that dip? This is what we do over our Christmas break. I like to call that snack "Six hours on the treadmill."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

McDonald's Christmas Gift

So wow, Mickey D's is giving us all free Wi Fi starting in January. Very nice. Not that I would use it. Just another excuse for hanging out and eating Big Macs.

Happy holidays, all!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Real Simple Randomness

Gift suggestions in Real Simple magazine, which is a lot of fun and since we have it here at work, free. Lots of practical tips, along with some interesting strangeness, which I will impart here.

Nut conversation pieces - chalky white ceramic bits that look like male body parts rather than walnuts. Oh, maybe they do look like walnuts. Speaking of those parts, my fat cat has a belly pouch that feels just like one. I tried to describe it to my daughter without actually describing it as such and had trouble. The ex-husband found it highly amusing, and she was confused.

Pool ball wine stoppers. ??

Root liquor

Bacon jam - I love bacon but huh?

Driving past one of the bigger churches in downtown Akron - a sign with an arrow pointing towards their parking lot - "H1N1 Parking." I know that it is for the immunizations, but it just looked a bit goofy.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Midnight Fright - Carol Brady - It's Bad

You must see this. It is not optional.
Check out my old pal Michael's blog. He has a cool Speed Racer tie. I haven't seen it since the last time we had class together, which makes me sad.
This is a picture of my mom on Thanksgiving. This is not Mike. Just to be clear.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fighting Cat Friends

During our Christmas decorating this evening . . . this is now their Twitter picture.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009


Better haul his crybaby butt back to Columbia for the holidays. That boy is lucky he already has two children because of Stewart gets ahold of him he won't be able to reproduce again. That's all I have to say about that.

Sad because Mark Martin didn't win the championship. Sick of cheaters winning but we all know what is going on. Such is life. Yes, I am crying because my boy didn't win, either.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

National Book Awards

Were announced last night. I have only read one of the top five (In Other Rooms) which was assigned reading but was also very good.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

In UR Sink

Bein ur water . . .
via BlackBerry

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Library Bookdrops

Items found in library bookdrops, not necessarily where I work (although I have seen some here) - compiled from a listserv:
cheese slice as a bookmark
used condoms
condoms still in package
pot leaves drying in books
cash inside books
cotton balls
live duck
live cat
dirty diapers
vomit in a bag
soft tacos
spray paint can
bottle of vodka, half full
dead bird
pizza, in box
melted ice cream cone
live mouse
used tampons and pads
fried chicken
baby bottles
cans of beer
Our bookdrop was recently the victim of a vehicular incident. I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself. Patrons are not happy that they have to actually park and walk up to the building to put their materials in the drop attached to the building, or bring them in to the desk. Life is hard, I know.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Parental Figures Birthdays

My brother and I refer to our parents as "The Parental Figures." It may seem impersonal but it isn't meant to be so. I'm not sure how it came to pass that we called them this; we aren't allowed to call them by their first names - they are Mom and Dad - so maybe that was our way of having some freedom in how we address them. Although we don't call them that to their faces, so maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about. The pair of them turn 64 this week, so we hung out at their house yesterday to scream at the race - don't get me started - and I bought vats of unhealthy food for us to eat. Yes, I spend considerable time on the treadmill when I came home last night.

Anyone else doing the Nanowrimo thing this month? I did it the last two years, won it last year, and had a blast. I'll sleep when I'm dead.

Halloween Girl

Yes, Eileen, this is for you.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Orange Jello

Small girl child vs. Large bowl of orange Jello.
via BlackBerry

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cat Friends

At work, ignoring me and each other.
via BlackBerry

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tattoo #8

Just a few hours old - a reward for passing my French qualifying exam. Go Tony!

via BlackBerry

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cat as mousepad

via BlackBerry

Paint Schemes

This weekend's race(s) at Lowe's Motor Speedway should be exciting - both Nationwide and Cup. My boys are racing in both - Tony doesn't often do that - and I am proud of him for continuing to support Morgan Shepherd. Tony has a lot of respect for the older drivers who are often forgotten, and he doesn't make a big deal of buying Shepherd tires or sponsoring him under his track, Eldora. If you didn't look for the sponsors and if you didn't know that Tony owns Eldora, you would never know. Paint schemes for this weekend involve breast cancer awareness/cure and Transformers, along with some good old fashioned cereals. I still send my brother Booberry cereal, which he can't get in his current home, Colorado Springs. Clint Bowyer (33) will be wearing a Count Chocula firesuit. Fine family fun!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Last Monday was my baby B's tenth birthday. In light of that, I wanted to post some pictures from ten years ago, and some from her birthday parties now.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free Cupcakes

Little Debbie is giving away a million cupcakes. Just so you all know. I want one of these cars.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Little Debbie Quiz

There is a Which Little Debbie Snack Cake Are You? quiz on Facebook. Of course I thought of Michel. I am an oatmeal creme pie - I love those! This is what it says: Oatmeal Pie: You are honest and hardworking. People can set their clock by you. Your dependable and you don't like change. Your a if it's not broke don't fix it type person. Your not fake. Your true to yourself no matter who your around.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Metroparks Leaf

Waiting in the hayride line at Goodyear Park.
via BlackBerry

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week - this is a cute video about banned/challenged books that I shared with my teen patrons. Here is a list of the most controversial books of the last year or so - some have been contested for much longer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stay at Home Toolkit

Something given to us at work for the prevention/concerns of/regarding the swine and other flus. Priceless.

-Wash your hands for twenty seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice) before and after using the bathroom
-Avoid people with the flu
-One common reaction to the flu epidemic (and I use that term loosely, just as a quote from the pamphlet) : increased boredom
-Turn off the news on TV if it upsets your kids to hear about the flu
-Use trash bags to dispose of trash, including tissues for "respiratory secretions"
-If you own horses, make sure you have a manure fork
-There are times you may have to take an adult's temperature rectally
-If someone has convulsions, call 911
-Record the color of the sick person's urine

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just a Monday

I just discovered that my cats can't spell. I rear ended a lady this morning because she was in my way. I had to get to work and was in a hurry because I had to go to the bathroom. Really bad. Animal friend pictures!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Game Crafter

This could be fun - and just looking at what other people have made is, uh, interesting. Robots vs. Dinosaurs looks cool; and you can buy pieces parts for games that have gone missing from your own, like those damn Monopoly houses and hotels, and those stupid card stand things that get all mushed up because I'm too uncoordinated to fit the cardboard parts into it. Oh, pretty pretty transparent winkies!
This picture has nothing to do with this site. This is Nobob, and Lindsey, one of the girls in the anime club here at work, crocheted him for me. I just noticed that there is a fine balance of pictures on either side; on the left is a picture of Tony Stewart with a machine gun, and on the right is a picture of my daughter at her first communion. Very nice. I'm not being sarcastic here.