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


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?
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?
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...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sort of a sucky day.

I really suck at blogging lately, besides the memes. Actually I kinda suck at those lately, too. I keep skipping them. It's not that I don't want to do them, or that I don't want to blog... I just don't have anything good to say lately.

Today my oldest officially, as in it's her 1st official day, has become a freshman. (In the same high school that was once my territory) That is some scary shit right there. A freshman. I'm not old enough to have a freshman... who is almost 15... and old enough to take Driver's Ed... and drive a car and holy shit, I think of the things I did at 15. Good God, help me.

At 15, I
... started smoking
... had my first "real" boyfriend (which lasted 2 years)
... had my first real kiss and other stuff (because of that first real boyfriend)
... had my first beer (I still hate the shit)
... got my first disciplinary report thingy at school
... first drove a car

WTF? She ain't old enough for this crap. Hasn't anyone came out with that non-growing-up vaccine yet? They have a vaccine for everything else.

What happened to my baby??? It sure seems not that long ago that she went off to preschool....

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Humane Society official says pit bull bans unsuccessful

How ironic that I stumbled across this article this morning after yesterday's meme question about attack dogs. I suppose it helps that I get Google news alerts on breed specific legislation

Humane Society official says pit bull bans unsuccessful

KINGSPORT — A representative of a leading animal rights group agrees with a proposal by Kingsport Police Chief Gale Osborne to find a way for pit bulls and the general public to coexist within the city limits.

Last month, Osborne said he wanted to compromise rather than seek a ban of pit bulls in the city.

The issue was raised after two incidents where pit bulls were shot by a police officer in the line of duty. One of the incidents is being looked into by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Just last week, pit bulls were involved in two other cases. One involved a Johnson City police officer shooting a pit bull after the dog attacked an animal control officer on a call.

The other took place last weekend when two individuals, who both were apprehended hours later, invaded a home and used a pit bull to scare the homeowner off.

Adam Goldfarb, director of the Humane Society of the United States’ Pets at Risk program, says such big cities as Denver and Miami have passed breed-specific legislation that banned pit bulls and other breeds classified by lawmakers as aggressive. But the bans have not been successful.

“Even the United Kingdom has had a pit bull ban in place for the last 20 years, and they have not seen a reduction in (cases involving dogs biting humans) at all,” said Goldfarb.

“It does depend on the community as far as it is enforced, but it is destined to be unsuccessful,” he said. “Banning a breed does not get to the root causes of why dogs are aggressive. I think what we are seeing right now is part of a trend. There’s always a dog breed that is the ‘dangerous’ breed of the moment.

“In the ’60s and ’70s it was German shepherds and Dobermans. In the ’80s and ’90s it was Rottweilers, and now it’s pit bulls. These dogs are not inherently dangerous, but because they are sought after by reckless individuals who want dogs to be a weapon or status symbol, they are changing the dog and changing the perception of the breed.”

The Ohio Supreme Court recently upheld an ordinance adopted by the city of Youngstown that requires owners of “vicious breeds” to confine their dogs. The law, deemed constitutional by the court, requires residents to restrain dogs that are defined as “having a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury to or otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other domestic animals ... without provocation.”

The law resulted from an April 2007 case where an owner’s Italian mastiff/Cane Corso attacked another dog and its owner, who were walking in a city park.

The mastiff’s owner was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, pay restitution costs, and cannot own a dog that is bigger than a Chihuahua as part of his probation, according to information published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Goldfarb said there are many solutions to help the problem of aggressive behavior in dogs, including better financing of a locality’s animal control office.

“You need to give animal control officers the means to do their jobs and to get those irresponsible dog owners,” he said.

“If you are looking at legislation, one thing that has been very successful is banning any kind of restraining or chaining. Over 100 localities in 30 states with this type of law have seen everything from a reduction in dog bites to calls to animal control.

“It is really important to offer more spay and neuter options to the public regardless of income. Studies show that unsterilized dogs are twice as likely to be involved in aggressive behavior including fighting and biting.”

Some localities have mandated specific changes to a dog owner’s property in order to keep the pet, such as the height and length of a confining fence and the thickness of a restraining chain, both of which Goldfarb says do not work.

“A study was done in South Carolina years ago on dog attacks, especially those that were severe, and it found that half of them were from dogs that were chained or broke free from a chain. Keeping an animal restrained is a good thing, but either indoors or confined in an enclosure outdoors,” he said.

Bam! Something I have always said... get the fricken dogs off a chain!!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

awwww.... lookie :) We feel so loved!

Welcome to Saturday: 9 .
We've never done a meme like this one before. We think that Thursday Thunks is as creative and silly a meme as there is today. Kimber and Berleen seem to be sweethearts! So today we spoof their meme as our tribute. We were going to postpone it, due to the sad loss of Kimber's Aunt June. But then we hoped we might just bring her a smile. That is our hope, anyway! If you have never played Thursday Thunks, give it a whirl. It's posted on Wednesdays. So here is today's meme with apologies to both Berleen and Kimberella!

Saturday 9: Thunking on a Saturday

1. You are walking down a rainy road. There is a five hundred dollar bill on the road. You look around and except for someone a half block away, you are alone. You naturally pick up the bill and put it away. That person approaching stops and says, "I saw you pick up that money. It's mine." You ask how much it was. She yells, "Are you calling me a liar?" What do you do?
I tell her she's a lair and then tell her I didn't pick up any money and keep walking...

Wait... why is it raining and why am I walking in it?

2. If I were to inspect your guest bathroom, how would I find it?
What guest bathroom? People have those?

3. You are given a state of the art bow and arrow. Who or what is your first target (after a lesson or two)?
probably something I wasn't aiming at.

4. The doorbell rings. The person at the door is wearing a raincoat and you know them. They flash you and are completely naked. Other than your S/O, who would you think would it would be and would guess you'd find that funny? Why do you guess that person and would you laugh or be pissed off?
it would have to be Kimber. It would be her way of saying "Nice to finally meet you face to face!". And I'd laugh and hug her in all of her nakedness.

5. What do you call a male Ladybug?
the same thing I call a male person - a pig.

6. Your friends throw you a party. They've got a big national music star to come and perform. It is someone you detest. Do you make believe you like the songs or do you fess up and get the star out of the party?
I fake it. Hey... they are famous. Maybe they know Mel Gibson and can do me a favor or two.

7. What's your favorite breed of wild, mean attack dogs?
Ok did someone ask this question just to piss me off? There is no "breed" of wild, mean attack dogs. Any dog can be wild, mean and attack. Seriously, WTF? Ban stupid owners, not breeds Get your facts straight.

Speaking of attack dogs... I just learned the other week that Golden Retrievers are #4 on the list for most dog bites. I guess I better get rid of Saki, huh?

8. If I called your high school guidance counselor, what would they say about you?
That she was a messed up kid who had no idea what she wanted in life....

9. Car A is moving at 63 miles an hour. 4 people are in the Car A. Car B is moving at 22 miles an hour. There is a driver and passenger who just came from a hotel while cheating on their spouses in Car B. They will crash into each other in exactly 3.5 minutes. What are your fun plans for this Labor day Weekend while these six people meet a brutal and gruesome death??
Fixing up a camper and maybe go fishing. I really wanted to see that crash though.... damn cheaters.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Kids falling out, revenge and unmentionables

Welcome to the September 3rd 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 one thousand twenty six and the color of the dirt spot you need to wipe up on your kitchen floor.

1. Your thoughts on truck drivers?
Considering I am married to one, I love them. They don't get the respect they need, either. I'm sure you've heard the saying - if you bought it, a trucker brought it. Think about it. And before you sit and bitch about how they drive - you get behind the wheel of something that big that has to go through more gears to hit 60 mph than you can count on your fingers. Try being in a truck with a trailer that has more blind spots than a brick wall. Just remember - if you can't see the driver's side mirrors... he can't see you either.

2. Did you hear Michelle Duggar is pregnant for the 15th time? (but that will be kid #19 if you lost count....)
She's a moron.

3. Have you ever done something to hurt someone intentionally... just for the sole purpose of hurting them because you thought they deserved it? Maybe a paybacks a bitch sort of thing?
Yes and I felt incredibly stupid about it afterwards.

4. Is there anyone in your life that when you go to their place of residence, you just walk in without bother knocking? Does anyone just walk into your house without knocking?
Nobody knocks when they come to our house. I hate answering the door. I walk into my parents house without knocking and most of my siblings. It's just the way we are. Quite a few of my friends' homes I do the same.

5. Whats in the trunk of your car? Do you even have a clue?
I think there are a couple sleeping bags, a pair of ice skates and a rug. I suppose a tire somewhere, too.

6. When you go to a family holiday get together (such as Christmas or Thanksgiving), about how many people are there?
About 30 I think

7. What is in your kitchen sink right at this very moment?
LOL I was going to say nothing because I just did dishes but I looked up and saw a cat in the sink.

8. You go to a store to buy an expensive item... say $150. You pick up that item and a couple other this n' thats. You get to the register and the expensive item rings up at $40. The cashier doesn't seem to notice and tells you your total. Do you go with what they say and pay it or do you question the price difference? You know you would question it if your $40 item rang up at $150....
I'd keep my mouth shut and hopefully that poor cashier doesn't have to fork out the difference in their paycheck.

9. Do you fold your underwear or do you just toss it in a drawer?
It's half & half. Depends on my mood if I fold them or not.

10. There is a Harley-Davidson giveaway. Chances are $100 and they are only selling 250 tickets. Do you buy one?
Nope. The husband already probably did.

11. Who is your favorite Disney character?
Don't make me choose between Bambi, Tramp, Mickey & Snow White.

12. It's September - most of the weekly sitcoms/dramas are starting new seasons again. Which one are you most looking forward to?
House. Can't wait.

13. You are at a grocery store and are on your way out to your car with your cart full of grocery bags. On your way to your car you see a black kitten in an empty cart. What do you do?
I stick it in my purse and hope it doesn't cry on the way home... then when the husband sees it in the house, I'll just say "oh this old thing? It's been here forever...". I think he's pulled that with a snowmobile or two before.

14. Is there anything that you do for a hobby that you are asked to do for friends/family that most people would hire a professional to do? (example: cake decorating, fixing cars....)
I ended up taking 2 different people's senior pictures this year. No I don't want to do it professionally. I think it would take the fun out of it.

15. Are we there yet?
No. You can never get there because you are always here.