Friday, August 29, 2008

Camera Critters - 8.30

It's that time of week again.. time for my very favorite meme - Camera Critters! I love critters .. much more than people because no matter what you say to them, they act like they are listening. Ok, well maybe not cats. Cats will just walk away from you.
But my favorite critter in the house (shhh don't tell the others) will listen to anything and everything I have to say, when I say it.

Maybe it's just that Golden Retriever personality... they are so expressionable and I absolutely love taking pictures of Saki. I don't think I've ever gotten a bad picture of her.. each shot has some type of emotion.
I do have to share with all of you critter lovers out there who visit each week the best news ever... yes, you guessed it - the tumor was non-malignant! Serena does not have cancer! We beat those 85% odds. The vet was shocked and I, like you could imagine, spent the day bouncing off the walls... I was so fricken happy. I was close to tears I was so happy.

Thank you all again for your wishes & prayers - THEY WORKED!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


The tumor was non-malignant! Serena is gonna be fine!!!

Can we all do a little happy dance for me... just because? Ok fine, I'll do it myself!

And now I must go turn the faucet on "slight drip" for Princess Serena... she's screaming at me that she wants her water!


thought I was kidding, didn't you?

Thursday Thunks 8.27

Welcome to the Thursday Thunks! Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

This week we will answer:

You have your choice! Pick one (or two... or all 3) of these questions to thunk about.

If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they stick Teflon to the pan?
How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?

.... and tell your friends!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday 8.27

I screwed up and linked the Sept 3rd WW to this one. Wake up, Berleen! Geez. Here is this weeks Wordless Wednesday. Sorry.

If you don't participate in Wordless Wednesday... you should.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

10 on Tuesday - 10 Things You Didn’t Like About School

10 Things You Didn't Like About School

This meme seemed appropriate today since Demon #2 is going to her Jr High Open House this afternoon! It's not the same Jr High I went to (that one has long since been torn down) but they added to my high school in 1996 so she (as Demon #1 already is) going to my old high school!

And whats even more ironic about this subject is that, thanks to Facebook, I have suddenly been "reunited" with a bunch of people from my graduating class. One in particular I was surprised to find out has a baby! We were good friends in high school and, like most high school friends, we lost touch in adulthood. What ever happened to "that won't happen to us!"?

Anyway... on with the meme. 10 Things That I Didn't Like About School.

1. Math class. I sucked at math (still do) and I hated every single one I had to take. I loathed it. I despised it. I hated it. I just didn't like it. Don't you understand? MATH SUCKED!!!!!
2. Being cool. Always having to worry about if your clothes were in fashion, if your hair was big enough... I acted like I didn't really care, but I did. You didn't want to be talked about, after all.
3. Big hair in the winter. I walked to school on Minnesota winter mornings. It was cold. I couldn't wear a hat, no matter how much my father insisted that I did, because even AquaNet couldn't cure hat hair. My head got cold! I also had ripped jeans so my knees were cold, too. Damn 80s.
4. Mr. Krogman. Yep, I didn't like him... never did. Everyone else did, but I didn't. He hated rebellion and I was his poster child of rebellion in 9th grade. Neither one of us got over that.
5. Friend fights. I had a pretty small group of friends, but we still had our fights. I hated them. They sucked and they made your stomach upset and I hated that feeling. I hated my friends being mad at me.
6. Rules. Didn't we all?
7. Lockers never big enough. Back to #3 - we had winter coats, plus books, plus.. whatever else. The lockers were just never big enough.
8. Swimming. I hated when swimming came around in gym class. I really did. I don't know what part I hated, but I could never wait until it was over!
9. Homework. Enough said.
10. That it had to end. Don't tell anyone I said that and I wouldn't have said that in a million years on graduation day, but I actually yern for being back in school... life was so simple then.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Camera Critters - 8.23

Camera Critters
Today we are sharing Oliver. AKA "Oliver Buddy", "Buddy" and "Mr Personality". We joke that he is so laid back that if he ever got out of the house he would lay in the road and watch a car run him over. He is the poster child (poster cat?) for the Persian personality. He is lovable, vocal, cuddly and... well, look at him... how can you resist a face like that? (he's also very photogenic!)

... and for those of you who gave me your best wishes last week... Serena went through surgery fine. She's home and back to her normal self! I posted a "to know or not to know" the other day and I finally made a decision - the test is being done. I still won't put her through chemo if it turns out to be malignant, but at least this way I'll know.

Cross your fingers for a good result! I should know the end of next week.
Somehow Saki just knew that there was something wrong... this was the day Serena came home. She was very gentle with Serena... curious, but never chased her or anything. It almost seemed like she was protecting Serena every now and then. In fact, I was laying on my bed watching tv with Saki along side me the day after Serena came home, when Serena walked into the bedroom. Saki got up, walked over me and laid down on the other side... Serena jumped up and laid down where Saki was. Saki was, afterall, in Serena's spot!

Thats something she's never done before. Both dogs always try to lay in Serena's spot.

Anyway... go play along in the Camera Critters meme!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Anyone keeping score?

It's been 216 days since I've quit smoking!

My dreamhouse - the Thursday Thunk edition

Here's my dream house:

Victorian meets country farmhouse.

You have to sit on the front porch for awhile... bring everyone because there's room on my big-ass porch. Flowers everywhere, planted & hanging baskets and stray kittens playing underneath with a couple big goldens taking up their space by the stairs.

When you walk through the front door, the first thing you are going to see is an open staircase... probably bigger than this one.

4 bedrooms as minimum. One for each of the demons, one for us and a guest room. I won't be picky about a living room or dining room, but downstairs there will be a huge game room with a pool table.

There will, however, be one of these:

Gotta have somewhere to hang Christmas stockings!!!

The kitchen... must have decked out country kitchen. Lots of counter space and a big-ass pantry - a walk-in preferably. I want a little spot somewhere that pet food dishes can be on the floor without being in the way, too. This kitchen is missing one thing... a window over the sink. I gotta look out the window while I do dishes. (no room for a dishwasher in my kitchen!!!!)

A 21st of August version of The Thursday Thunk!

Welcome to the Thursday Thunks! Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

This week we will answer:

What should we answer? Heck I just realized its Thursday, so I am not prepared for this at all. I'm sitting here at 6:06 in the morning with a cup of coffee and honestly, my brain is not working. The cat is eating dog food, though, so I know I'm in the right house. Thats a good sign.

Houses. Hmmmm. Thats a good topic. If you could have any house, money no object what so ever, what kind of house would it be? Walk us through it...

.... and tell your friends!

I know, not real creative, huh? Well after last week's TT I figured I'd give our brains a break for a week! I'll come up with a good 'thunker' for next week!

Don't forget to link back to us and visit other's Thursday Thunks and comment!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

To know or not to know

Ok I'm in a predicament.

Serena is home and she's fine. (pissed off at me, but fine) Wendy (vet) is pretty confident that she got the entire tumor. I have not yet said "send the sample in"... I have a week to decide. I don't know what to do... if it's cancer then she goes down to the UofM to oncology (? is that right?) to see what they think and then start her on chemo. I don't think I'd put her through chemo, though. Serena is 10 years old... it won't prolong her life that much longer and what kind of life would it be?
So if I know its cancer then what? I obsess over the fact that she has cancer... knowing she'll die from it and I sit and wait for the inevitable.
Now... without knowing the results, then what? Am I going to obsess about it? Am I going to watch her every move to see if maybe she's showing signs of cancer?

The cost of the test isn't a problem at all.

There is a very good chance it is cancer. It usually is in cats.

Basically... what would you do? Would you want to know? What would you do with the results?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ketchup Sex

What does your fridge contain? If it's anything like mine it has a wonderful collection of many different sizes, shapes and flavors of food. 3 kinds of mustard, 8 kinds of salad dressing, Miracle Whip and mayonnaise, 3 different kinds of juice, tons of leftovers that nobody ever wants to touch (why do I bother keeping cooked carrots anyway).... and 2 bottles of ketchup.

I feel for those with more mouths in their house than I have. With 4 different sets of taste buds in this house we have enough variety to please anyone.

I cut up some cantelope today and went to put the bowl in the fridge. If you are a mom you understand that simply putting something away can take anywhere from 10 seconds to an hour. Move this, throw away that, clean this.

I skipped the throwing away part today because I was not in the mood for the scent testing of refrigerator science experiments. Maybe tomorrow. One is made with sour cream - I'm just not in the mood.

Somehow we always seem to manage to accumulate 2 different bottles of opened ketchup in our fridge. I don't know how, don't know why. I'm not sure if someone sees a bottle in the cupboard and just figures it's too warm and needs to go into some air conditioning. I don't know.

I did move some thing and clean ..... ok, I lied. I didn't clean a damn thing. But I did find the 2 bottles of ketchup which are now having... guess you would call it intercourse. That must be it because the bigger bottle is on top.

We will be back down to one bottle of ketchup once again.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Camera Critters - Serena Rosabella

Camera Critters

This week for Camera Critters I'm posting my baby girl, Serena Rosabella. She's almost 10 years old and I recently found a lump on her stomach.

She goes in on Monday for surgery... I need some good vibes for my baby girl. The lump is in her mammary glands and it's pretty big. There is only a 15% chance that it isn't malignant. And if it is.. the survival rate is very slim. It sounds like once they are diagnosed with cancer, they go pretty quick. She's not acting sick at all - it's just this lump, so it's ok, right?

This is a recent pic of her... just yesterday, in fact. She's always mistaken for a kitten, but she's really an old lady.. LOL She's a shaded sliver persian.

This one is my baby. We have 3 cats, but this one is mine. She's one of those one-person cats. She's the one by my side when I fall asleep... she meets me in the bathroom every morning for her water - she only drinks from the faucet, of course! Princess Serena is what I should call her!

I know all pets must go at one point. Lord knows I've been there a few times. I never thought I'd find a cat to take the place of my Murray - a black stray cat that I got when I was 15. Ten years later I had to put him to sleep and I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I could love another cat like that... then there was Serena. In fact, she sleeps in the same exact spot that Murray always slept.

Ok enough of my rambles. They are sending the lump in for tests and we should know in 7-10 days from Monday. Good thoughts, ok? The more, the better.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My letter to me

My Thursday Thunk....

Dear 18 year old self,

Shape the hell up you stupid idiot.

Pretty harsh, huh? Well, its the truth. You are a moron. First off, listen to your father and go to college for computers. I don't care what with computers, just go. I know you don't have any interest in them and turning them on is too confusing, but just believe me. Sure, Joyce is actually on your side on this one but for once - Dad is right. Amazing, yes I know, but just listen to him. Believe it or not, in 15 years your life will revolve around computers. You will even be making money because of them... but it takes you 15 years, so stop being an idiot and go to college.

When the 2 guys walk into the cafe the night that that strange guy is freaking you out - go ahead and ask them to stay but then forget about them. Seriously... especially the blonde, just forget you ever saw him. I really don't know how your life will turn out if you listen to me, but you'll at least avoid 2 years of hell on earth.

If you are reading this during the "Jason break up time" - suck it up. Quit your fricken crying and eat something other than oatmeal cream pies... you don't like them and you never will. Eating them won't bring him back. But time will... yeah, you end up with him in the end.

Follow those few little things and the things you screwed up on should be fixed. The rest is all ok. If you do forget the blonde... don't find another reason to move out. Stay at Dad & Joyce's and take the accident settlement and bank it. Don't spend it in a month... but as long as you forget the blonde, a good chunk of it won't be spent right away.

Don't burn your diaries. You spent years writing them... don't burn them. Your memory sucks and you pretty much forget everything that was probably written in them, so just keep them. I don't care how embarrassed you are about stupid stuff you wrote, don't burn them. It's not worth it.

Thats about it.

Oh... and yeah, the rumors are true.... there is a sibling out there somewhere, so you can stop stressing about it. You'll meet him in a few years. Yep, it's a boy. He's pretty cool - cooler than you imagined the make-believe little sister to be. (yep, you really aren't the baby... but you get over that as soon as you meet him)

Oh... one more thing. Don't let Murray outside anymore. Keep him an inside cat. You might get an extra year or so with him that way. It's quite a ways down the road, but just keep him inside.

Thursday Thunk 8.14 Letter to Me

Welcome to the Thursday Thunks! Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

This week we will answer:

There's no question to answer this week. This week you are going to write a letter to yourself...I talked about it the other day, giving you loyal readers a heads-up. The idea came from Brad Paisley's song "A Letter to Me" where, in the song, he wrote a letter to his 17 year old self. You can pick the self you want to write to... 18, 15, 12... whatever! Be creative!

.... and tell your friends!

at the moment blogger is not loading right where I can add Mister Linky for you to add your link.... I'll keep trying. Leave a comment with your link if nothing else! nevermind... it's fixed. Yeeehawww. Who's first?

Don't forget to visit other's Thursday Thunks and comment!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Finding time to think about school

Do you find that your brain goes into overdrive at certain times of the day? My is early morning and late at night... midday I'm in idiot mode. I couldn't come up with a creative thought right now to save my life. It's strange, really, how each person is different. I guess that goes with the whole morning vs night person.

What I hate is that right before I fall asleep is when I come up with my most creative thinking, but I'm too lazy to get up and write/type it out. I lose many brilliant ideas in the moments before slumber. I've had some good ones too, I know it, I just can't remember them.

Ok maybe they weren't that good.

I do know that summer vacation needs to be shortened. When you hear your child say "I'm sick of playing video games" you know it's time to go back to school. The demons have exhausted the trampoline, fishing and yes... even video games. I am hearing "I'm bored." so much now I could scream. They just don't like my ideas of fun though.. I've offered washing windows, hanging laundry on the line and mowing the lawn, they just won't bite on those fun activities.

Although Demon #2 did scrub the floor for me last week... she was excited to do it! I'm sure it was a once in a lifetime thing though. I'll never experience that again.

So summer needs to end. Now. 2 1/2 weeks to go.... it's just not soon enough.

I shall think about that the rest of the day. It's not a brilliant thought, but it's a thought.

Crap. I haven't even started school shopping yet.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thursday Thunk.... huh ? It's Monday!

I'm giving everyone a sneak peek to Thursday's Thunk because this one is going to be a doozy and I think it's only fair that I give people a heads up and time to think!

Brad Paisley has a song out right now that I just love. It's called "A Letter To Me".

If I could write a letter to me
And send it back in time to myself at 17
First I'd prove it's me by saying look under your bed
There's a Skoal can and a Playboy no one else would know you hid
And then I'd say I know it's tough
When you break up after seven months
And yeah I know you really liked her and it just don't seem fair
All I can say is pain like that is fast and it's rare

And oh you got so much going for you going right
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night
She wasn't right for you
And still you feel like there's a knife sticking out of your back
And you're wondering if you'll survive
You'll make it through this and you'll see
You're still around to write this letter to me

At the stop sign at Tomlinson and Eighth
Always stop completely don't just tap your breaks
And when you get a date with Bridgett make sure the tank is full
On second thought forget it that one turns out kinda cool
Each and every time you have a fight
Just assume you're wrong and dad is right
And you should really thank Mrs. Brinkman
She spent so much extra time
It's like she sees the diamond underneath
And she's polishin' you 'til you shine

And oh you got so much going for you going right
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night
Tonight's the bonfire rally
But you're staying home instead because if you fail Algebra
Mom and dad will kill you dead
Trust me you'll squeak by and get a C
And you're still around to write this letter to me

You've got so much up ahead
You'll make new friends
You should see your kids and wife
And I'd end by saying have no fear
These are nowhere near the best years of your life

I guess I'll see you in the mirror
When you're a grown man
P.S. go hug Aunt Rita every chance you can

And oh you got so much going for you going right
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night
I wish you'd study Spanish
I wish you'd take a typing class
I wish you wouldn't worry, let it be
I'd say have a little faith and you'll see

If I could write a letter to me
To me

How fun would it be to get a letter from yourself when you are a teenager? What would you think? Would you be afraid of what you would hear, would you laugh at yourself... what would you say?

So on Thursday... everyone have their "Letter to Me" ready for the Thursday Thunk! Make it serious, comical... who cares. It's your letter to you!

Start thinking!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tag, I guess I'm it

Kimberella at Life In A Zoo has tagged me.

The rules are:
1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

6 unspectacular things about me:
1. I am an avid coffee drinker
2. I love watching crime shows
3. I have to play this one slot machine game every morning on Facebook
4. I run my own forum
5. I don't like bananas, but I love banana flavored things
6. The only flavor of PopTarts that I will eat is strawberry.

Now the fun part...

Tag! You're it!
1. Melissa @ The Many Joys of Motherhood
2. Jenny @ Jenny's Happy Life
3. Lesley @ Lesley's Personal Space
4. Karen @ 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
5. Kitty @ I'm Just Me

I don't have a 6th....

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Just the lake

Camera Critters
a simple Saturday afternoon at the lake.

PhotoHunt 122: Dark

I really miss doing this meme. I think because it falls on a Saturday is the only reason I forget about it all the time.

I'm sitting around this morning waiting for the hubby & kids to get moving so we can head out to the lake (I'll bring my camera!) so I thought I'd dig around and see if I could find something for this week's theme, which is dark.

This is what I came up with. Demon #1 sitting at her computer.

Friday, August 08, 2008

I have no food to feed you today.

I had the strangest dream the other night that I fell asleep in the living room and when I woke up I could see into the kitchen that the refrigerator door was open so I asked one of the girls to go close it. Then awhile later it was open again, so I got pissed off because, well, you know... if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. So I went into the kitchen and the fridge door was hanging wide open and the fridge was.... empty! Someone had come in and stole ALL OF OUR FOOD!

It was weird.

I think....

Everyone should eat an ice cream sundae tonight.

Just because I like them.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thursday Thunks - my version

The land that I love....
My family. I was born & raised here.
Ice fishing... although I haven't been in forever. I should go this year
Never a dull moment in weather... where else can you run your AC one day and your furnace the next?
Not having hurricanes... or earthquakes.
Evenings... throw on a sweatshirt and roast some marshmallows!
Sunfish... love fishing!
Oh ya betcha now
Travel... there are really cool places to visit very close to home!
As safe as safe can get. At least where I am - pretty much crime is non-existent.

The land that I hate....
Mosquitos. Need I say more?
Icy roads. God I hate icy roads.
Nut cases. Everyboby has their nuts, I just think MN has an over abundance of them.
No Disneyland. Every state should have one.
Everybody knows you... at least in the small towns. Thats a drawback... and MN is known for it's small towns.
Snow. I hate shoveling
Oooooooh I can't think of one for this.
And thats all I can come up with...

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Thursday Thunks Version 6.7

Welcome to the Thursday Thunks! Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!

This week we will answer:
We had so much fun with last weeks self-descriptions that we are sorta going to do it again!

This week we are going to take the letters of the state you live in and use each one to describe why you absolutely love your state! Then take them again and use each one to describe why you absolutely hate your state!

.... and tell your friends!

Land of the Lost movie?

Be serious. Are writers having that hard of a time coming up with new ideas that they have to take old shows and try to redo them? I have gotten over the horrible remake of the Dukes of Hazzard... sort of. I still get angry when I see the movie.... that was just one show that shouldn't be made fun of. Not that one.

Anyway, so now they are doing The Land of the Lost. A lot of people either 1. never seen the original 70's version of the show 2. don't remember it or 3. saw it, remember it and won't admit to it. I saw it, loved it and still have nightmares about it. Looking back at the show now, it was horrible - the acting sucked and the special effects were laughable. I tried to get Demon #1 & #2 to watch it one day and they couldn't believe we watched stuff like that as a kid. I think one of them said something to the effect of "wasn't there anything good on when you were a kid?", but that WAS good. For the 70's anyway. The show rocked.

Don't redo it, WTF are you people thinking? Come up with new movies - leave the classics alone! The worst part about it all is that Will Farrell is playing Rick Marshall. That just makes my skin crawl. Land of the Lost was NOT a comedy. It had its humor, but it wasn't a comedy.

If they ever redo the Buggaloos or Sigmund, all of my childhood memories will be crushed.

No parents on leashes!

I know this is going to be the silliest gripe ever, but here goes:

When I was a kid, I didn't want anything to do with my parents. I didn't want to be associated with them, nothing. Then, summer vacations came and mine consisted of running around town with friends. We didn't care where... we just went. Good times.

Now lets fast forward to now. My kids. I swear to God I didn't drop them on their heads as babies... maybe Trucker did, but I didn't. Whats wrong with them?

Saturday, as I've mentioned, was our town's festival... my kids only went uptown (which is 3 blocks away) when I went. I tried giving them money to go buy food, play games, whatever.. other family members tried.. they wouldn't go!

Sunday a church here in town had their bazaar. Trucker & I took the girls. We had to basically force them to play games. They didn't want to leave our sides. We PUSHED them towards the games and told them we'd be over sitting on a bench.

"You are going to ditch us!"

WHAT? Our kids are worried about us ditching them?!!?!? We walked up there.... it's not like they would be stranded or anything. They knew the way home.

There are kids running all over that place with no parents on leashes...why are our kids like this? On the way home we ran into Taryn's bff & her little sister. "Look Taryn! There's Kari and she's going somewhere without her mommy!"

Yeah, I know, sarcasm isn't the best way to talk to your kids, but I'm at my wits end here....

So now it's the week and yesterday I threatened that I was going to ground them FROM THE HOUSE. Go... go do something. Go bowling, go play in the arcade, go to the park, go find a friend, go to the Dairy Queen, go to the library... whatever! I even threw money at them!! Taryn has like 4 friends who live within walking distance... she didn't want to call them. "They are probably busy".

I know, I know, I should be happy that my kids stick at home instead of running around all over town doing things that I have no clue what they are doing, but I still just want them to at least... just once a week.... go be kids! This has how it's been all fricken summer long. I could understand if I wasn't always home with them, but you would think they would get sick of me. They are with me 24/7. I'm just asking for an hour...

Wordless Wednesday

Do you participate in Wordless Wednesday?

Well, you should.

Demon #2

Demon #1

The Daily Bud, which I've totally been slacking on.
I should just call this the Slacker Blog!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Just rambling

So I sit here on this beautiful Tuesday morning and I can't seem to wake the hell up. I look in the mirror and I look like hell... holy crap are my eyes puffy! I slept, I don't know whats up. I felt like this yesterday morning, too. I don't like sleeping. I hate it. Just let me sleep and wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed like I'm used to.

Not this run over by a truck feeling. Yuck.

In case you haven't noticed, I've been slacking on the whole blogging thing. Writing and reading. I suck, I know. I have an excuse, although it's probably lame and you won't accept it anyway, but here goes -

I'm working. I know it's only the beginning of August, but do you realize how close Christmas is? Do you know how close Christmas shopping is? With me opening, I have been busting my ass getting SEO (search engine optimization - what you type in when you Google things) picture perfect and adding more designs. I really gotta get some new stuff into SledderWear, but who wants to do snowmobile designs when it's 80some degrees outside?

But then again, the husband went snowmobiling this last weekend... yep, he did. On grass... he went to a grass drags event up north. Yeah, they do that. They snowmobile on grass and actually race.

I swear it's a disease. It's gotta be.

(I stole the picture from the guys over at There's more pics over there....)

Not to mention that dreaded (but welcomed!) back to school is sneaking up on us fast. I have to sit down and figure out what the demons need for school. Was looking at backpacks last night online... I wish they would make them like they used to. I'm sick of buying them every year.

Or maybe my demons are just that hard on them.

Both my babies demons are going to be in Jr High this year. No more elementary school for me. They grew up so fast... way too fast. Just 6 more years and they'll be out of the house....

Damn, thats not that long.

And to think, my bestest friend is starting over again with the kid thing.....

... and I giggle inside.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Waterball fight, anyone?

My friend, Debbie, is a business owner in our city. She comes up with these bright ideas every now and then, which always involves roping others into whatever the plan is.

This year it was a water ball fight. A water ball fight is where you take a fireman's water hose and try to push a ball on a steel cable over to the other teams side ... oh yeah, you are fighting against other businesses on this.

This is one of the bigger events in our town's annual festival. Why people want to come watch a bunch of people who have never even touched a water hose in their life make fools out of themselves and get completely drenched, is beyond me, but they do.

And I suppose it's kinda fun.

I'm the 3rd in line in this 2nd picture, with demon #2 in the back behind me. (yep, she got roped into this, too!) My sister-in-law is in the front and the culprit who did this to us all is 2nd in line.

I have a feeling we'll do this again next year!