Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What were them good old boys were drinkin?


Ok so the girls & I were playing their new Band Hero game yesterday on the Wii and one of the songs is "American Pie". I had the mic, so I'm singing...

"Drove my chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry. Them good old boys were drinkin...."

WTF? They left out WHISKEY!!!! You can't sing it "them good old boys were drinkin and rye..." it doesn't make sense! I sang the word, which probably gave me lower points. They are just being politically correct. If there was a copyright problem, the song wouldn't be there.... not in a well known game like that. The artist is listed in the title with the original song playing in the background (with words... just "blanking out" the word whiskey.).

Grrrr. Stupid. The world is going to shit.


Valentine's Day in December?

Hey... I gotta think ahead! Getting new Valentine's Day designs up in my shop!

Check them out....

For the dalmation lovers out there! I've got a spot in my heart just for you! Cute for kids, teachers or just those who love dalmatian dogs!



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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Kimber's wacked more than normal today

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the color of yellow snow and the number of moles on your body.


1. Isn't showing a condom commercial during Sex Rehab With Dr Drew almost like showing a pain narcotic or an alcohol commercial during Intervention?
um... I guess? Is this even a question? I mean, it is a question... but it's like a question that doesn't want an answer.

2. Burger King and Ronald McDonald met Colonel Sanders in a dark alley. They beat him down for just serving chicken and not sharing his "11 herbs & spices". The Colonel goes down. Begs for his life. Where do they go to eat afterwards?
They go to Arby's and buy me a roast beef sandwhich and leave it at my door... because that BK guy scares me and I don't want to see him

3. You take a shower, go to leave the bathroom and the door is stuck. Due to humidity and moisture it won't budge. It will not open. No one else is home. You can't go out the window. How long do you sit in the bathroom and how do you occupy your time?
I stay in until I get out? And I think I would occupy my time by figuring out something to use to undo the hinges on the door.

4. You are a rockstar, but you need a cool rocker name. What is it and how did you decide on that name?
Bobsie Nicole Smith... and I just made it up.

5. Have you ever gotten naked at a family function?
I bet I did when I was an infant, but since then - nope.

6. If purple ate yellow, what color would come out?
I wanna say green, but I bet thats not right. Probably brown because no matter what color our food is it all seems to come out brown.

7. The closest paper and pen to you right now. What color are they?
white paper & a blue pen

8. Corn chips or potato chips?
why? Are you buying?

9. You are forced to swallow either a diamond or a piece of coal. Don't ask. Just do it. Which do you choose?
A diamond. It's worth more than the coal the next day...

10. If your mouse decided to attack your keyboard, who would win?
my keyboard because I have one of those mini-mouses.

Christmas memories

I broke down today and pulled the tree out. I have the lights on, the ribbons, the "necklace garland" (can't use real garland because of the cats - they like to eat it) and the angel. The rest I will leave for the girls.

There are a couple ornaments on it already though. I put all the stuffed animal ornaments in a bag last year I guess and threw them in the box with the ribbons & garland. As I opened the bag I smiled and got a little teary eyed as I pulled out Ernie, Mr Snuffalupagus, Elmo & Flounder (Bert must have gotten put in with the rest of the ornaments, so he's MIA at the moment) and set them at the top of the tree. See, these few ornaments have been on our tree every year for 15 years.... since our 1st Christmas. Demon #1 was only 3 months old and we were the brokest parents in the world. There was no way we could afford a tree AND all the trimmings so we just bought the tree - the most pathetic 5 foot tree that you could buy for $20. We set it up and I went into Demon #1's room and raided her stuffed animals. I strung Kix on a string for garland. It was pretty sad, but it was my favorite tree we've ever had. That year there were no presents under the tree either... none except for the $5 ragdoll that Jason went out and got for the baby demon because I insisted she had to get something. The next year we were a little better off so we did buy some ornaments, but those couple have stayed to remind us how far we've come since that 1st Christmas together.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Yeah, I know. I've REALLY sucked at blogging lately. I've mentioned that before, too. I have an excuse - I've been working. It's that season you know, shopping. So bare with me while I shamlessly plug my shops here, because, well... a girl has got to make some money. Head on over to www.insanitywear.com, it's the starting point. Trust me when I tell you that you will find SOMETHING for SOMEONE on your list. There's lots of new stuff, which is why I haven't been blogging much. I've been busy -- I told you that!

Ok anyway, onto what most of you came to read today....



This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color snow white and the number 8 (days until my birthday).
1. Sometimes when you are sitting around doing nothing, a thought randomly pops into your head. How many measuring cups do you own?
I personally own too damn many. But I did recently purchase a set from Pampered Chef that rocks my world. All my other measuring cups could perish in a fire and I wouldn't care. There's even a tiny one that you can use as a mesauring spoon!

2. What is your favorite ice cream topping?
chocolate & peanut butter, of course!

3. Egg nog - is it digestible?
I wouldn't know. Can't get past the smell of the stuff.

4. Were you one of the insane humans who went to a store last Friday?
Nope. I remembered that I hate shopping that day and stayed home!

5. There are 12 months in a year, anywhere from 28 - 31 days in a month, depending on the year, of course. Each day holds a special meaning for someone, some days hold a special meaning for everybody. Do you have a 2010 calendar yet?
Nope. Second nope of this blog post. Fun. I'm hoping for a Twilight calendar for Christmas, though. Hint hint.

6. Kids are funny sometimes and say the darndest things, but it's ok because they are kids and they are so adorable. A two year old is cute when they say a swear word. Admit it, they are. What was your favorite nursery rhyme growing up? Hey - if you don't have a favorite, just work with me here and pick the first one that fell off the wall and broke like an egg or came out of the sky like a cow who just jumped over the moon.
Three little kittens they lost their mittens, and they began to cry,
"Oh mother dear, we sadly fear that we have lost our mittens."
"What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie."
"Meeow, meeow, meeow, now we shall have no pie."
The three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
"Oh mother dear, see here, see here
For we have found our mittens."
"Put on your mittens, you silly kittens
And you shall have some pie"
"Meeow, meeow, meeow,
Now let us have some pie."
The three little kittens put on their mittens
And soon ate up the pie,
"Oh mother dear, we greatly fear
That we have soiled our mittens."
"What! soiled you mittens, you naughty kittens!"
Then they began to cry, "Meeow, meeow, meeow"
Then they began to sigh.
The three little kittens they washed their mittens
And hung them out to dry,
"Oh mother dear, do you not hear
That we have washed our mittens."
"What! washed your mittens, you are good kittens."
But I smell a rat close by,
"Meeow, meeow, meeow" we smell a rat close by...

7. Most of us have some type of machine that people like to call 'vehicles'. Some are blue, some are yellow, some are red. Some have trunks, some have beds and some even can't decide if they are a car or a truck. We put gas in them, check the oil and drive them all over the place and stop them in places called parking spots. Picture in your mind the machine you currently own and if you own more than one, picture the one you last drove - when was the last time you had a new tire on it?
Um..... yeah, like I remember that.

8. For those of us on Facebook, do you wish to share your Facebook identity with us?
Does this link work?

9. Santa's coming! Where's the best place to hide presents? Any clever little tricks for keeping those nosey people from ruining the surprise?
I hide them in the basement. We have a hole in the ground type basement... concrete floor, rock walls with some dirt mixed in. Furnace, water heater and Christmas decos are all thats down there. The kids are afraid of the basement so they never travel down those stairs.

10. Have you heard that the world is going to end in 2012? Some people think that the world isn't actually going to go BOOM! and be no more, they think that the "end of the world" is actually going to be a worldwide takeover by a certain country and/or religion, which all has to do with the current president of the USA. Do you agree?
I am one of those people who is afraid of the end of the world. I won't even watch movies about it - I get nightmares. When my husband told me this idea people have about Muslims taking over, I told him to shut up. It was too late - I'm obsessed about it now.

11. Butterly, butterfly fluttering through the air, please don't land on my freshly washed hair. What brand of shampoo did you use this morning? (and for those of you who still stink.. think of yesterday morning... and if that still doesn't apply to you - go get your stinky butt in the shower!)
Aussie. It rocks my world. Although I bought Suave conditioner yesterday because it was on sale and decided to use it because it was the coconut stuff and I love that smell. Shouldn't have done it. My hair feels like straw now.



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Thunks... Minnesota vs Arizona - the war.

This week we will answer some

crazy questions brought to you by

Kimber & her fathead hubby Anthony, the color of chocolate and the number 2.

1. Thursday Thunks is written by 2 insane women (Berleen & Kimber) that have never met face to face yet are best friends. One lives in Minnesota and the other in Arizona. They keep trying to convince each other to move to their state. What color house will Berleen have here in Arizona?
Invisible color because it wouldn't exsist. The correct question is the color of Kimber's house in Minnesota.

2. Do you dream in black & white or color, and how do you know your brain isn't just playing games with you?

I think color, but I'm not sure.

3. Does bubble gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost?
Ask the bedpost?

4. We're buying Underoos. Which superhero do you pick?

Spongebob... because it's what I'm wearing now.

5. Do you think if you yell loud enough while watching your favorite sporting event, it makes a difference in the outcome of the event?

Of course.. why do you think we yell?

6. Is the word gullible in the dictionary?

Sure.

7. If you could pick any currancy to be the face on which currancy would it be?

Huh? Kimber, you're slacking...

8. What was your imaginary friend's name as a kid, and did they ever annoy you or just us?

I didn't need one. I had real friends.

9. Do you think it's ironic that the poop deck is in the rear of the ship?

Ironic? Yes. It's more ironic that I really didn't know where it was.

Thank you to my hubby for helping with insane questions when we are both sick, and you now know the crazy I married. No drugs, just insanity. And lots of laughter. Can't wait to read your answers.


Friday, November 06, 2009

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Whats Berleen been doing?

So obviously I havent been blogging much...I've been working! Time to get that Christmas shopping done and I'm hoping your find one of my stores to do it in! Yep, thats as shamless as a plug can get. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising and blogs are the closest thing to mouths on web! So forgive me if I share some of my recent work with ya...
Buck Princess shirt
Buck Princess by HookLineNSinker

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Halloweeny TT

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color Blood red and the number 31.

1. So Halloween is this weekend, if you haven't heard. Are you gonna open your doors up or not?
Of course. I think Demon #1 and her bff are handing out candy.
2. You better open 'em cuz I'm coming... what are you putting in my treat bag?
M&M's, Payday and Butterfingers. And blow pops for those with peanut allergies.
3. Since October is the bestest month for television (well for cable & dish subscribers it is) and there is a horror movie on at any given time of the day - are you sick of them yet?
Absolutely not!
4. Which one of those movies can you watch over & over again?
Almost all of them...
5. Tell us about a Halloween scare you've had....

When I was TorT'ing with a friend and we saw this scarecrow laying in the yard... then it jumped up and chased us.
6. Did you watch the old Casper cartoons when you were a youngin? Well, back then they weren't old I suppose, but I'm sure you still understand my question.
I loved Casper :)
7. Have you ever found a four-leaf clover?
Nope.
8. Haunted Houses... you know, the kinds you pay to get in and they chase you with chainsaws and severed heads.... do you like 'em?
No. But I go to them anyway LOL
9. Do you use cute cartoon type wrapping paper for Christmas presents or the not cutesy paper? Or are you one of those gift card and/or gift bag people?
Cute snowmen, cute santas and fuzzy critters.
10. How long do boiled eggs need to stay in the boiling water before they become hard boiled eggs?
Ok so far from what I read, nobody actually caught this one. Hard boiled eggs can't not become hard boiled eggs.
11. Jason is coming in through your front door... Freddy is coming through your back door... zombies are at every window of the house and Norman Bates is calling to invite you to dinner... what do you do?
I run to Jason, of course... my hubby will always save me. :)
12. Did you know that the scariest part of Halloween is giving all of your Reeses Peanut Butter Cups away?
Yep and thats why the bags of them I bought don't go into the hand-out bowl.
13a. If you were to play a part of a haunted house (not the ghosts in the attic kind), what would you want to be?
a witch
13b. Have you ever played a part in a haunted house?
Yeah, a couple friends of mine and myself were in a G-rated haunted house at the elementary school. James & Chris were mad scientists and I was who they were experimenting on.
14. If Thursday Thunks had a Halloween party, what do you think Kimber & Berleen would come dressed as?
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb?
15. Do you cook a turkey for Thanksgiving?
Yep
16. Have you ever read a book that scared the pants off of you?
Stephen King's Pet Semetary - ok well, it helped that when I finished the book I was on Church Ave next to a cemetery - that was weird.
17. Whats the predicted high temperature for today?
50
18. Have you ever howled at the moon?
You ain't lived until you do...
19.You are in an alley and a werewolf and a vampire are coming at you - one of them has to win. Which one do you want to bite you?

I'll go for the wolf... at least he's nice & warm & furry.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

MN Homegrown November Band Of The Month

MN Homegrown November Band Of The Month - Click on the link below... find that name and vote! I've got some relatives in the band and they need your votes!!!

Solution 13

It only takes a second!!!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Dog's Purpose




A Dog's Purpose - (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued, ''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass..
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

Talk about fricken guilt

Welcome to the October 22nd version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number 70, and the color mellow.

1. If you were to start a meme (or a second or third), what would you call it and what day would you pick?
Sunday Sarcasm... and I'd have it on Sunday to compete with Bud.

2. When a celebrity endorses a product, do you really believe they like it/use it?
Probably not. But I really don't care if they do or not.

3. Why don't zombies ever just eat each other?
Um... because they want blood? Ask a zombie, not me!

4. If you were an elephant, would you rather roam free or be in a zoo?
I don't wanna be an elephant. I don't wanna be a chicken. I don't wanna be a duck so I shake my butt.

5. The doorbell rings on October 31st, do you answer it?
Yep.

6. If you see a piece of paper on the ground while out & about, do you pick it up? If so, do you look to see what it is?
Not unless it's green.

7. If Jon Gosselin and Octomom got married and then their own reality show, do you think she would try to get pregnant again for better ratings?
LOL I bet she would!

8. If Thursday Thunks was to be put on hold or quit completely, would you be sad?
OMG! Fine... I'll come back. Geez you are a whiner. I don't like the thought of having people after me - it scares me. I'll do next weeks and it will be lame. But I'll do it. I'll do next weeks - but I'm warning you - it's gonna be Halloween themed.... in a Thunks fashion, of course.
I take that back... I'll come back if Kimber promises to return my fricken phone call this week.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I told you I'm taking a break from memes....

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Magical Mystery Tour Meme

1. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet?
Does that mean they would get sucked out into space and die a horrible death? Then no, not really. I wouldn't even wish that on my ex.
2. How do you flush the toilet in public?
Um excuse me, but why is the toilet in public? Wouldn't it be in the privacy (coughbullshitcough) of a public bathroom?
Anyway, I was born with a steel bladder - at least thats what the husband calls is - so I never have to use public toilets.
3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car?
*sigh* yes. Ever since that stupid law went into effect. I still leave it off occasionally when I'm just driving around town... I mean, why put it on only to take it off in 3 minutes?
4. Do you have a crush on someone?
Wouldn't you like to know?
5. Name one thing you worry about running out of.
Don't laugh... you already know the answer.... peanut butter cups. It's like the end of the world when the bag is empty and there is no back up.
6. What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble?
I have no clue.
7. What is your favourite pizza topping?
I have no "one" favorite... it has to have a whole bunch of stuff on it before I'll eat it.
8. Do you crack your knuckles?
all the time
9. What song do you hate the most?
Haven't we been over this? Drive by the Cars. And not for the song itself... just that The Cars came out with a song called Drive. It's stupid.
10. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head?
Nope, because I haven't heard the song in years and I can't think of how it goes.
11. What are your super powers?
I can break hearts faster than a speeding bullet....
12. Peppermint or spearmint?
Aeren't they sorta the same thing?
13. Where are your car keys?
Um... I think they are by the washer.
14. Last song you listened to?
Whatever was on the radio yesterday. I remember hearing She Thinks My Tractors Sexy, but not sure if it was the last song or not.
15. What's your most annoying habit?
Saying I'm going to take a break from memes and then keep doing them.
16. Where did you last go on vacation?
Tennesse
17. What is your best physical feature?
my big muscle husband when I'm holding his hand.
18. What CD is closest to you right now?
a CD with all my graphics on them
19. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator?
tortillas, chocolate syrup and a light bulb
20. What superstition do you believe/practice?
I don't know, it's hard to figure out what I do for superstition and what I just do because I have a mental problem.
21. What colour are your bed sheets?
dark blue at the moment, but my leopard print flannel ones are going on there real soon.
22. Would you rather be a fish or a bird?
a bird. I hate being underwater.
23. Last thing you broke?
the bubbler for the fish tank. I was trying to save our catfish - he got stuck in a hole.
24. What are you having to eat tonight?
something with hamburger.
25. What colour shirt are you wearing?
a satin leopard print night shirt that the demons got me for Christmas last year
26. If you could be doing anything else today, what would you rather be doing?
driving to the lottery claims office
27. Do security cameras make you nervous?
no
28. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
This is not your life
29. Last time you went to a cemetery?
Well if that doesn't make me feel guilty. It's been a couple months. I wonder if my mom is pissed off yet.
30. Last concert you went to?
Kiss
31. Favourite musician(s)/bands you've seen in concert?
Kiss
32. Next concert you're planning to attend?
no plans...
33. Do you talk to yourself?
No. I talk to the voices.
34. Have you ever adopted or purchased a pet?
Nice question....
35. Have you ever been present when an animal is being born?
Yep. Puppies & kittens.


Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thrusday Thunks... because Kimber is rocking at it.

~This week we will answer questions from the Thunkers themselves. All questions were copied and pasted directly from the blogs. We will continue thunkers questions next week so if we haven't used your question yet... we will!~

1. Bud- What type of meme question is the hardest?
All of them. To figure out if you want to answer seriously or not-s0-serious.

2. Smart Cent's Mom- If you could be any person living or dead, who would you be?
Ok I'm stuck on Thom's answer.... why would I want to be dead? But for a serious answer... I'd want to be my oldest brother because he got to spend the most years with my mom before she died.
3. Thom- You accidentally bumb into someone at a store and you apologize. The person you bumped into says no problem and you notice food stuck in their teeth. What do you do?
Am I supposed to be entitled to? I usually don't look people in the mouth, so I probably wouldn't notice anyway.
4. Captured Memories- "Do you ever shed a tear when you poop?"
Not that I can remember, but I do remember Demon #1 holding onto me for dear life when she was about 2 years old... crying & screaming because it hurt so bad. Its amazing what a mom will do to relieve their baby's pain. For those of you who don't know... yes, you can help another person pass a bowel movement.
5. Mejis- If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, it's still a tree, right?
It's probably a critter killer considering a stupid squirrel or raccoon didn't get out of the way quick enough.
6. Tosin- What is something you have said to someone that you wish you could take back?
"Lets get married"
7. Annie's home- not feeling very creative here so I will ask if you were in the Big Brother house how would you play the game?
I'd have to read the rules first...
8. Meandering Matt- Mac (which is still a PC (personal computer) in my opinion) or PC (Microsoft)?
PC. I'm comfortable with it.
9. Living Dead Nurse- Do you think Jay Leno’s show should be cancelled?
Is it really that good to be on every night? Maybe I should watch and find out.
10. Dixie Chick- I LOVE VICTORIA SECRET PANTIES AND THEY ARE THE ONLY KIND I WEAR. JUST BOUGHT 5 NEW PAIR THE OTHER DAY. 2 BLACK, 2 RED AND 1 PURPLE. THEY ARE ALL FRESHLY WASHED AND READY TO WEAR. MY QUESTION IS.....WHAT SIZE BRA DO I WEAR...?
36C... I'm just hoping you could borrow me some of those expensive bras.
11. And finally one by Kimber (just so you don't think I am too lazy)- There is a rattlesnake living behind the warehouse my husband's company just moved into, tarantulas in our side yard, scorpions all around at night and coyotes howling and running down the street in front of our house. So what color sheets will you want on your bed when you come to visit me?
Sky Blue Pink. But I know I'd end up on the couch anyway because I ain't sleeping with you & Tony and I don't think there is enough room in Wednesday's bed for me.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Stuck inside

Today we were supposed to be going to a snowmobile drag race/get together... we were gonna bring the camper and stay the weekend. This head cold/borderline flu bug has finally snuck up on me. Why does mom always seem to be the last one to get it? I've always been amazed by that. I spend all the time taking care of the demons and the husband and then when they are pretty much in the clear, it's like my body says ok time for you now.
The husband and Demon #2 still went today.... they aren't camping it though. It's only supposed to get to a high of 50 today (if we're lucky) and it's gonna be rainy off and on all day. And windy. Not a good day. But you know those die hard snowmobilers - even when there is no snow, they still won't stay home.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mouthwash, Phone Numbers And A Couple Thunkers Questions

Welcome to the October 1st version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think
a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number uno and the color of the night in a moonless sky.

1. What color is your mouthwash? Green.

2. Do you remember your first phone number? Have you called it recently? Yes I do and no I haven't. I always wondered who has it. It's also the numbers of a keypad to a security lock that I know about... not mine, I don't have one. I'm lucky I know how to use an old fashioned key... and truth be known, I often screw up that damn keypad.

3. BPD in OKC's question- Do you have a super-secret hiding place and what's in it? Of course. But if I told you, I'd have to kill you. And there's chocolate inside.

4. When was the last time you used a pay phone? How much did it cost to make the call? I'm willing to bet it was back in the 80s... possibly early 90s maybe. It was 25 cents. Can you even put coins in a pay phone anymore? I also remember when you could put a dime in and make a call...

Crap. I'm old.

5. What was that noise? Some strange bird or something on the Animal Planet. But they are talking about stalking prey, so maybe... oh no, I was right - they just said it was a hawk. I should go watch it.

6. Stef H's question- how long is a woodpecker's pecker? I honestly didn't think they had one... I supposed they would have to, wouldn't they? Then the real question is, does a male woodpecker actually use his beak to pound trees? The husband always tells me he could pound nails with his, so hey.. I'm just asking.

7. How many comments did you receive on your last Thursday's Thunk? Nine. And I didn't answer a single one. Which explains Kimber end to the TT this week.....

~Berleen has decided to take a break from meme writing so ya'll are stuck with me. (I am so sorry!) I will be using a couple questions from Thunkers each week until Berleen comes back~
I really do need to take a break. I am on meme burnout. But I did tell Kimber I might do the TT answers every now & then... like now. It was short & simple and I was sorta bored so I figured why not. Plus I really wanted to answer that pecker question.



Monday, September 28, 2009

You Needed Me

On my way to the grocery store today I was station surfing (sorta like channel surfing, ya know) and came across one of my favorite songs. I know, not many people like Anne Murray, but I happen to absolutely love her and I'm not afraid to admit it. I love her voice (and she's probably got the voice I can most closely match when I sing in the car).

I cried a tear
You wiped it dry
I was confused
You cleared my mind
I sold my soul
You bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me.

You gave me strength
To stand alone again
To face the world
Out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me
You needed me

And I can't believe it's you I can't believe it's true
I needed you and you were there
And I'll never leave, why should I leave
I'd be a fool
'Cause I've finally found someone who really cares

You held my hand
When it was cold
When I was lost
You took me home
You gave me hope
When I was at the end
And turned my lies
Back into truth again
You even called me friend

This song speaks to me in so many ways... it screams out to someone, who shall remain nameless, but they know who they are. Someone who was there for me when it seemed nobody else was... I was in a dark place, they were in a dark place... it was meant to be at the moment. We went our separate ways, but I never forgot.

And yes, you who I'm talking about, can sit there with that evil little smile and try to hide your face - but I can see you smiling. You know it's you.

And stop with the hehehe'ing.

Blogging Block

I'm sure you've noticed that my blogging has gone down to pretty much zero. I'd say ziltch, but I can't seem to spell that word and people like to point it out :)
Part of my problem is I let memes sort of take over my blog... I didn't blog about anything other than memes and personally I sort of got burnt out. I found myself not even reading anyone else's meme answers. I guess I got tired of the repetition or something.

School is back in session and unless you live under a rock you already know that... it's amazing how much school can change people. Demon #2's personality did a 180 the minute school started. Now we are back to the argumentative, hostile, mean, difficult kid that I thought we lost over the summer. It really fricken sucks that she's back. Someday I'll get into the whole story of school bullies and being the odd one out, but I do know that it takes years to build character... and sometimes you don't see it being built until it's too late. There is a lot of fixing to do and honestly... I don't know where to start. The damage is done and is so deep that I don't know if we can ever fix it.

.... thats all for now. Just a quick check in. But I am sorry to those who come here to read my meme answers, there aren't going to be much of them anymore.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lather Up, Laugh It Up, And Have A Colorful Day!

Did anyone happen to notice that I was a dumbass and forgot to do the TT last week???


This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, the number 1172007 and the color of the walls in an asylum.

1. Does soap or shampoo have to really lather up for you to feel that it cleaned throughly?
Damn skippy it does! If it don't lather, it don't do it's job.

I like bubbles.

2. Do you have a long standing joke with someone that you still laugh about every time you talk to that person?
Green hairy frogs walking down a country road in the country....

3. Share something that happened to you this past week that was unusual.
Um... no, not really.

4. If you dropped a purple crayon and a green crayon off a roof, which would melt faster in the sun?
I don't know, but damn! I thought I came up with the strange ones.

5. You are standing in line (grocery store, bank, etc.), and someone gets in line behind you that stinks. The stink is so bad that people in line in front of you turn around and look to see if you are the one causing the stink. Do you cover your nose, hold your breath, breathe through your mouth or just get out of line altogether?
Ok sadly this happens far too often to me. See, living in a farming community you get farmers that don't realize that the shit on their boots stinks and when they go from the barn to the grocery store... the smell comes with them.

6. If you dropped your cell phone in the toilet, would you fish it out? If so, how much soap would you use to wash your hands afterwards?
Wouldn't you have to? I mean, it wouldn't flush would it? And how much soap? One squirt. I don't have issues with germs. I eat them for breakfast.

7. Sydney Australia dust storm (link). How long do you think it would take you to clean your house after that sort of dust storm?
When it happens I'll let you know.

8. Do you think you can dance?
I know I can't.

9. You are out to eat and someone across the room is staring at you. Do you get paranoid, try to ignore them, or go find out why they are staring at you?
Ever see paranoia at it's peak?

10. Come up with a crazy, wacky Thursday Thunk question.
No. But Kimber love, I hope you know that since you asked this - you get to keep track of the answers this time.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

WTF? LMAO

So I took this quiz on Facebook about what I will be in the future... had normal questions, I gave normal answers.

This is what I got...

Mental Patient

Your future is sure to be full of crazy adventures and giant pillows. You'll be chased by North Koreans and eat lollipops the size of your head. You will have 13 cats and carry a measuring cup with you wherever you go. You'll laugh when you should be crying and cry when you should be shitting and shit when you should be laughing. You are destined for great things. Unfortunately this is all in your head. You will really be strapped down in a straight jacket for the majority of your remaining 17 years. You will occasionally go out in the yard where you can see and pet your 13 cats which really turn out to be dandelions. You'll shit when you should be laughing and you'll shit when you should be crying but when you should be shitting, you'll be sucking your thumb which you think is that giant lollipop. You will be living in a different universe when in reality your parents will be ashamed and your friends will be squirrels.


I question one thing though; whats wrong with friendly squirrels? Thats the whole reason I wanna live in Montana in the woods next to a river... to be friends with the critters.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sunday Stealing: One Long Meme (Part One)

Sunday Stealing: One Long Meme (Part One)

1. The phone rings. Who will it to be?
probably Debbie, but I wish it would be Kimber. I've needed to talk to her for over a week now.
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
at our local store, yes. At a Walmart or such, usually not.
3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
depends on who's in the social circle. If it's with people I'm confortable with, I won't shut up.
4. Do you take compliments well?
No. I get all stupid about them.
5. Do you play Sudoku?
I know I've heard of it... oh wait it's that number one, right? No I don't.
6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Acording to recent Facebook quiz I would
7. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Yep
8. What was your favorite game as a kid?
running around outside playing tag or something.
9. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew she was married, would you?
She? Wow... I'd be really confused.
10. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Depends on the difference... a very religious preacher kind, I don't think so.
11. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
I play hard to get. Lets just leave it at that.
12. Use three words to describe yourself?
Philosophically confused goof.
13. Do any songs make you cry?
Ones about daddies
14. Are you continuing your education?
Aren't we constantly learning all the time?
15. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
Yeah, it's pretty easy. Point, pull that little trigger thingie. It's easier than driving a car.
16. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Yep. With a girl I was babysitting.
17. How often do you read books?
I never read more than one at a time.
18. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
I'm a past kind of person...
19. What is your favorite children’s book?
The Pokey Little Puppy
20.What color are your eyes?
Puppy dog brown
21. How tall are you?
5'5" and shrinking I think
22. Where is your dream house located?
in Montana next to a river in the middle of the woods
23. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
my Serena Rosabella... and the rest of the critters.
24. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
I don't think I've ever been to one
25. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
about a mile out of town to return a ladder.
26. Do you like mustard?

No. I go into convulsions at the taste of it - but it is the secret ingredient in my homemade BBQ sauce.


Saturday 9: You Like Me Too Much


1. If everyone liked each other, what would we complain about?
the weather... just like always.
2. If you were most powerful person in the world, how would you use that power?
what kind of power do I have? Super powers? Mind control? Oh... I like mind control. I'd use it to make every asshole pick daisies and give them to random people.
3. If had exactly one year to live, what are the three things you'd want to do before you died?
Take my kids to Disneyland. Meet Kimber face to face. Play with tigers, leopards & cougars.
4. If you could change one thing about the world, what would that one thing be?
Get it back how it used to be when people weren't so germaphobic.
5. If you could take one thing back, what would that one thing be?
My Plymouth Sundance we sold years ago... I loved that car.
6. If you were stuck on an island forever but had all the water, food and shelter you needed. What would be the three other things you'd bring with you?
A male & female golden retriever... I end up with some interbred puppies eventually, but then I'd always have companions. A laptop w/unlimited internet usage & battery power and a boat.
7. If the internet didn't exist, would the quality of life go up or down?
Wow. Thats tough. Things are so convenient now as far as knowledge & communication, but I think the quality of people getting off their asses and doing something physical would go up.
8. If a million dollars fell off a back of a truck, would you keep it?
Is the Pope Catholic?
9. What is something you said, something you stole, something you did wrong?
"I love you" - hearts - broke some hearts


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dying, Buying, Eating, & More

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number 999 and the color of a butterfly sitting on a red rose.
ok yeah I suck... Thursday is almost over....

1. A 90 year old man's dying wish in South Carolina was to be buried in his car. Link If you were told tomorrow you have 3 weeks to live, would you have any dying wishes or something special done before you died?
Tomorrow? Ok. Cremate me and add my Maxwell's ashes in with mine. He was my companion for 11 years... I wanna be with him for eternity. Once we are combined, then sprinkle us out at the lake. It will be the only time I could swim with that dog without him trying to save me from drowning - even though I was never drowning, he just thought I was all the time. Maybe I suck at swimming... maybe he knew something I didn't.
2. Do you pay for more stuff using a credit/debit card or cold hard cash?
Cash.
3. What's cuter- a baby lizard or a baby snake?
Even though I'm a snake fan, a baby lizard is too hard to pass up.
4. You go out to eat by yourself at a restaurant. While waiting for your food do you people watch & easedrop on others conversations, read a book, use a laptop or chat with people around you?
Easy. I would never go to a restaurant by myself... are you a fricken fruitcake?
5. If you see someone walking around with toilet paper stuck to their shoe, do you tell them or just laugh?
I laugh.. it's their problem, not mine. But I bet I'd check my own shoes!
6. You are talking to someone you just met but you can't understand them at all because of their accent. Do you tell them you can't understand them or just smile and nod?
I had a boss from India that I couldn't understand. He got really used to my strange looks and constant "huh?"'s. Then I became his fricken interpreter. He always made me be with him while he talked to people at work so I could tell them what he said... LOL
7. Mudfest! Park filled with pools of mud and an obstacle course of mud. Do you go and play in the mud?
Gimme a 4x4 pickup and let me have fun...
8. Have you ever had a headache so bad it effected your vision?
Yeah, they suck. I've also had them so bad they made me throw up. I'd rather have funky vision.
9. Would you fit in more with the circus, Hollywood, Broadway, or comedy circuit types?
My dad always threatened to sell me to the circus...