Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BS, Dog Kisses, Memories And You Guessed It...More!

Welcome to the August 27th 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 of kids I have and the color of dead roses.

1. Have you ever played Bullshit?
No, but I've seen it played.

2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet?
Depends on my mood and the dog. A smaller breed is a sweeter kiss than a St Bernard.

3. Tell us about a fun/special memory you have of a grandparent.
I really only have 3 memories of my Grandma Rose ♥♥ (the only grandparent who was still living when I was born). One is her bringing me a jar full of pennies....
another is visiting her in the nursing home when the church bazaar was going on next door. She gave me & my best friend each a dollar and I won some candles with my dollar at the bazaar.
And mint candies & orange peanuts - you know, the candy? She always had both in her room. I can't eat one of those little pastel colored mints without thinking of her... in fact, I call them "Grandma Rose candy".
She died when I was 9 years old.

4. Have you ever pet a rat?
Yes. Past tense. Lets keep it that way. It's their tails - they freak me out. It's not fricken normal.

5. If I walked into your kitchen, where are the cups?
In the cupboard, where do you think? Well, I guess there might be a few in the dish drainer thingy. I don't know... go fricken look around until you find one.

6. Since you already let me in your home, I found the cup and had water, now where's the bathroom from the kitchen?
First you want a cup of water, now you wanna use my toilet? Did I at least get a hug first?

It's over there -----> (that arrow is seriously pointing to the bathroom, I just realized that! LOL)

7. Have you ever pet a turtle or tortoise?
Yeah... I've also caught one while fishing. Those are feisty little shits to catch! Who woulda thunk they would be that strong underwater since they are so slow on land?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Jodi's Meme

INSTRUCTIONS: Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Post as "Jodi's Meme: My Life According to (BAND/ARTIST NAME)" The great thing is that if you have already done this meme, you can do it again with a different artist! Please do!

Johnny Cash

-Are you a male or female?
The Ways of a Woman in Love

-Describe yourself
Get Rhythm

-How do you feel right now?
September When It Comes

-If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
*draws a blank*

-Your favorite form of transportation
One Piece at a Time

-Describe Your Morning Routine
Doin' My Time

-Your best friend is

-What's the weather like
Keep on the Sunny Side (technically it's a June Carter song... sorry, none of Johnny's made sense)

-Pet Peeve?
Don't Take Your Guns to Town

-If your life was a TV show, what would it be called
Guess Things Happen That Way

-Your relationship
Everybody Loves a Nut

-Your Fear
Ring of Fire

-What is the best advice you have to give?
Understand Your Man

-If you could change your name, you would change it to
A Boy Named Sue (you saw this coming....)

-What do you say when you are frustrated?
Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog

-Thought for the day
Sunday Morning Coming Down

-How you would like to die
What Do I Care

-Your soul's present condition
Love's Been Good to Me

-Your motto
Give My Love to Rose (always tell people you love them... before it's too late)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday 9: I Ran

1. When's the last time you ran?
Yesterday... I ran around with Saki chasing me out at the lake.

2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
My favorite, best fitting jeans, have a hole on each cheek. Sucks. I still wear them... they fit too good!

3. What are you dreading right now?
The demons going back to school. I think I'm the only parent who feels this way.

4. Do you like Mexican food?

5. Favorite ice cream?
Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple - although they haven't made it for over 10 years.

6. When was your last doctor's visit?
I honestly don't remember. It was probably when I went in for the pain in my hands that they said there was nothing wrong with. That was 2 years ago maybe?

7. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
More than that. Yes, be jealous of me.

8. How many pets do you have?
2 dogs, 3 cats, a snake and a bunch of fish.

9. "First Loves Are Never Over;" is this true for you?
Kinda sorta maybe. Depends on who I consider my first love that day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Buy me a walker....

Got a newsletter for the nursing home here in town... not sure why I'm on their mailing list. Demon #1 says "well you are old, Mom".

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome to the August 13th 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 Berleen, the number ziltch and the color of spider webs.

1. Your thoughts on hunting?
I think if my husband doesn't get a deer this year, I'm gonna be pissed. We're out of venison and it sucks.

2. Swine Flu vaccine... will you get it?
Nope. Don't get the flu shot anyway. A few years ago there wasn't enough to go around and I decided then that I wouldn't ever get one. Too many people get it that don't need it - use your good old fashioned immune system to fight the flu off.

3. What is one job/profession that you think there are just too many of?
There are so many... lawyers, for one... how many lawyers does one town need exaclty?

4. I want to go on a diet, what advice will you offer me?
Don't stress about it, first & foremost. Don't do fad diets. Get off your ass and exercise is the main thing.

5. You are going out on a date with someone for the very first time. When you get into their car, you see a box of condoms on the floor. What do you do?
Hold them up and say "you planning on something or what?"

6. Name something in your bathroom that shouldn't be there.
Ok I went and looked. I found a screwdriver. Not sure why it's there, but I left it there. Maybe I'll need it someday.

7. What was your Kindergarten teacher like?
Don't really remember.

8. What kind of oil do you use when you cook?
Whatever I buy. Right now it's just plain veggie oil.

9. If someone takes an unflattering picture of you and posts it online, do you beg them to take it down or do you laugh at yourself with everyone else?
I think every picture of me is unflattering, so I just let 'em post it.

10. What brand of dishwashing soap do you use?
Dawn. I won't buy anything else. Been there, done that.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fishy fishy in the lake....

Decided that he liked my bait!

My fishy that I caught Sunday afternoon....

Didn't even realize I had something on the line... well I did, but I thought it was a weed... until it tried to escape under the boat. Then he started fighting. Fun fish to catch. My arthritis took my fun away and just as he was under the surface I couldn't reel anymore so the hubster had to grab the net and pull him in the rest of the way.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Fill-ins


Graphic courtesy of Tonya! we go!

1. When will my stomach stop hurting? Seriously. Nothing worse than a stomach ache.

2. Twilight was the last good book I read or movie I saw or tv show I watched.

3. Everything has its beauty but a mans hairy ass does not count.

4. Chicken pasta something is what I had for dinner.

5. I'd like your complete attention, please.

6. Out of this air conditioned house is where I want to be right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the Pampered Chef party, tomorrow my plans include getting ready for the party and Sunday, I want to I dont know, go fishing?!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number 4812 and the color of storm clouds.

The color of storm clouds depends on the storm, so that is not a good description of a color. Can you be more specific please?

1. Hypothetical question- you are in a building with famous works of art, old manuscripts of famous novels, and original sheet music from famous composers. The building is on fire and looks to be completely destroyed. Do you grab any of the famous works before fleeing, and if so what?
What for? They aren't mine.

2. In August 1969, the Manson family went on a 2 night killing spree. Do you think 40 years later they have paid for their crimes?
Great. Another Manson family debate I can get into. Am I not in the middle of one over at InsanityCafe Forums? Anyway. Manson was a nutbag, but a mastermind. He could talk an Eskimo into buying snow. Seriously. He brainwashed these people into following him. Let him sit in prison until he dies, but the people that followed? They've done their time. They have been broken from his thinking. They were healed.

3. Power Outage! What's the longest you have been without power?
Does camping for 3 days with limited power count? Ok probably not. At home? I think just a few hours.

4. Just bought a new tazer gun. Will you let it be tested it on you to see if it works, and how it feels to be tazered?
What the hell are you buying a tazer gun for you lunatic? I'm not going to ever meet you in person afterall.

5. A neighbor's mail was delivered to you. In it is a magazine not wrapped in plastic. Is it ok for you to flip through it before giving it to the neighbor? Do you tell them you looked through it?
Sure why not? How are they going to know for sure anyway unless you do open your big mouth and tell them.

6. If I went through your purse/wallet right now, what all would I find in there?
Oh crap... thanks for reminding me. I bought 3 king size Reeses Peanut Butter cups today....

7. Have you been living under a rock?
Some people would say I have. I like it here, though. It's sorta cozy.

8. Tell us something crazy you did this week.
Stayed up until after midnight with 2 teens to watch the metors only to stand outside for 5 minutes because they decided they didn't want to stand there and wait for them. They were tired.

No shit.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teaching Children How To Prevent Dog Bites

If you know me, you know I'm an animal lover. I am also a huge advocate for dog owners being stupid and not blaming breeds of dogs for dog bites. I don't know the actual percentage, but MOST dog bites could have been prevented if the dog owner wasn't an idiot. That also goes for the person who got bit. If children are not taught properly on how to act & behave around dogs, then it's their parents that are the idiots when the child gets bit.
Most dog bite for a reason ... fear. It's nothing they did wrong, it's what the person did wrong.

I saw this article today on our local news website and had to repost it. Read it, learn it, pass it on. Especially to parents who are idiots.

Teaching Children How To Prevent Dog Bites

Hershey said the first thing you want to do if a dog runs up to you is to stand like a tree.

If the dog knocks you down, you should lie like a log. Hershey said you should put your hands over your neck and stay very still until the dog leaves.

If you want to pet a dog, it's best to first ask permission from the owner. If it's OK, approach the dog from the side and squat down, especially if it's a small dog.

"Then you want to offer out your hand with the fingers curled up and let the dog sniff you," Hershey said. "If the dog doesn't move away, then you know that he's relaxed and doesn't mind you petting him. Then you want to pet just over the shoulder."

Hershey said you don't want to pet the dog's head, feet or tail, because some dogs don't like that.

"You never want to pet a dog that's tied up," Hershey said. "You never want to pet a dog through a car window. You never want to pet a dog through a fence. You never want to pet a dog that's hurt."

Hershey also said you shouldn't try to hug or kiss a dog, because they often don't like that.
I have a Pomeranian and a Golden Retriever. Both are well behaved dogs, but they are also dogs that can bite. You would not believe how many kids will walk right up to their face! Especially to Chico, our pom. They want to put their face right up to his like they think he can't see them otherwise. It's a bite waiting to happen. I've had to tell so many kids to back off and pet his back and stay out of his face. Think of how you would feel if a giant bear came up into your face - well even a toddler is a giant bear to a little dog.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sunday Stealing: Janana's Now Vs. Then Meme

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: Janana's Now Vs. Then Meme
It's been a while since we had to post rules. But here we will list the relevent ones:

*Think back to ten years ago on this month.
*Write truthful answers and ELABORATE. This makes it more interesting!
*If you don't have a scanner you may omit #14 but I think if you do you should totally do it!
*It's about personal changes. Have fun with it!

Then: August 1999

1. Age: Heck I don't even remember how old I am today, much less then. I think I'm going to be 37 this year... so I guess I was 26???

2. Romantic Status: Had just celebrated our 4th anniversary.

3. Occupation: Mom

4. Fun night out: Going grocery shopping without the kids.

5. My BFFs: Melissa

6. I spent way too much time: on the computer

7. I spent not enough time: cleaning my house

8. I wanted to be when I grew up: ok if this is the same question down the line it would have the same answer, wouldn't it? Anyway. I wanted to be a vet.

9. Biggest concern: growing up... hey, I was almost 30 afterall.

10. What my biggest concern should have been: shoulda coulda woulda... who cares?

11. Where did I live: in a house

12. Dumbest thing I did that year: I don't know... got out of bed? It was a pretty good year.

13. If I could go back now and talk to myself I would say: the Powerball numbers for the next 10 years of weekly drawings are:

14. Picture of me then: thats me in the middle. Hey look - no double chin.

Now: August 2009

1. Age: add 10.

2. Romantic Status: Just celebrated our.... add 10.... 14th anniversary

3. Occupation: Mom & graphic designer

4. Fun night out: going grocery shopping without the kids

5. My BFFs: Melissa... and I've gained one - Kimber

6. I spend way too much time: on the computer

7. I spend not enough time: cleaning the house

8. I want to be when I grow up: I knew it wasn't going to make sense. Same answer.

9. Biggest concern: wrinkles.

10. What my biggest concern should be: it should be wrinkles. They are coming fast.

11. Where do I live: Same place.

12. Dumbest thing I have done this year: Started doing blog memes?

13. What I think I would say to myself in 10 years: why are you still doing memes? Aren't you sick of them yet?


1. What do I miss most from 1999: those 4 & 5 year olds running around the house...

2. What do I miss least from 1999: the fear of the world ending on December 31st.

3. What have I accomplished in 10 years that I am most proud of: my computer skills

4. What have I NOT accomplished in 10 years that I wish I had: I never did win that damn Powerball.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Questions much to do about nothing.

Welcome to the August 6th 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 Berleen, the number 1 and the color of the crap under your shoe.

1. What the hell were you thinking?
I don't know, but what the hell? The last time I blogged was last Thursday. I totally missed the Sunday Stealing this week. Dumb me.

Did you miss me?

2. The tornado sirens go off in your neighborhood - what do you do?
Go outside of course. Gotta see if they really are blowing off the thing for a tornado or just a funny looking cloud.

3. Give us a recipe.
Have my demons try to cooperate. It's a recipe for disaster.

4. It's the middle of the night, there isnt a car in sight and you are stuck at a red light that just won't change.... how long do you wait until you run it?
Five minutes tops. Then I drive. If I get stopped I'll use my beauty to get out of it.

5. When was the last time you got all dressed up fancy-like? Where did you go?
Fancy? Who came up with this stupid question? I suppose fancy dress was my wedding... isn't that pathetic. That was 14 years ago. I think I need to get out more.

6. Have you ever had a mole removed?
Yes and it hurt.

7. Are you in an area of record highs or record lows for the temps this summer? Are you lucky and stuck in the middle where it's somewhat normal?
Records lows. It's stupid.

8. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter?
Ask the husband. It's not my job.

9. What's your favorite type of frog?
Those bright green tree frogs. They are pretty and fun.

10. If you were to go on America's Got Talent, what would you do for your talent? (and choosing not to go is not an option....)
My kids tell me I should go on there and sing, but I think I'd sound like that tree frog. But I don't know much else that I'd do...

11. Have you ever been on a rooftop of a building?
Yeah.. we used to climb out of a window and hop onto the roof of the next building when I lived in this apartment years and years ago. Of course we weren't supposed to be up there, but oh well. It was fun.

12. What is the first website you go to each day when you sit down at your computer, other than your email?
3 tabs. Facebook. It's like caffeine. Without it, I cannot function.