Sunday, October 29, 2006

Weeken Fun

Sydney finally let me take her picture.

Sydney the "dark fairy"

We had soccer games, 2 slumber party invites and a Halloween party ALL happening on Saturday.

Sunday we took time out to have some fun raking a big leaf pile & hanging out. It was gorgeous outside today!

What a busy weekend.

Now, if I could just get my middle child to take her hair out of the ponytail once in awhile!

Friday, October 27, 2006


OMG! How can this be possible? Link here

Now, divide that by number of paydays.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things I watched on t.v. this week.

1. Lost (it is so confusing this season!)
2. Grey's Anatomy (very steamy)
3. The Daily Show (I love Jon Stewart)
4. Studio 30 on the Sunset Strip
5. NBC Evening News
6. Men in Trees (very cute)
7. Gilmore Girls (have watched every season)
8. CSI (I have to tape due to MUST SEE GREY's ANATOMY)
9. Heroes (REALLY good)
10. Desperate Housewives
11. Brothers & Sisters
12. 15 min of Today before I leave for work each morning.
13. KC Chiefs Football (even though it was an ASS-Kicking by the Steelers)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

300 million Americans!

The nation's population officially hit 300 million at 7:46 a.m. EDT Tuesday, when the Census Bureau's population clock rolled over to the big number.

The Bush Administration held no party or took time for a photo-op like President Johnson did in 1967 when we hit the 200 million mark.

According to the census bureau there is a death every 13 seconds, a birth every 7 seconds and every 13 seconds there is a new immigrant.

I think it would have been nice to have something positive celebrated about this, instead I hear a lot of complaining about illegal immigration again.

Happy 300 millionth American, to somebody …..somewhere, Welcome!
Whoever you are, I hope that you make the most of all this country has to offer.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Man is Dogs bestfriend or Vice Versa?

My husband looks so serious here! But, I was between the TV & him at the time and what else FOOTBALL was on! Dangerous place to be.

Andy (the dog) loves the weekends when his people are home to love him!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

To Read, Is a Wonderful Thing

This picture is of my daughter, she is in 3rd grade. She loves to read, all my kids do. Books can open up whole new worlds of imagination to a child and it just makes me so sad to know that some kids don't get that nurturing time with their parents that reading together came bring.

A boy saw this picture on my screen saver in my office (I work in a school). He ask who it was, and I said it was my daughter and then I said how much she loves to read.
He just looked from me to the picture and then he said, "Too bad she doesn't have an Xbox." I told him we had a Playstation but that we still like books just as much. He just laughed and said that was "crazy-talk". I ask if he read books with his mom and he said "No" but I play X-box with my mamma's boyfriend". I ask what his favorite game was and he said, "Grand Theft Auto".

I couldn't believe it.....he is 6 years old.....and he thinks books are stupid.
I wanted to run right out and buy him some Disney & Dr. Seuss.....he is 6 years old

But how can can a book about Peter Pan or the great rhyme of Sam I Am compare to shooting at the police, buying drugs and picking up a hooker?

As I watched the evening news and it was filled with drive by shooting reports, I had a sudden fear that in 10 more years this could very well be that 6 year olds fate.

That night I started a new book with my daughter. We are reading the Spiderwick Chronicles and she reads a page and then I read a page. We are going to finish the book and then donate it to my daughter's classroom.

Maybe someone will check it out from the classroom library and decide that books can be as good an adventure as video games. I hope so.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Demon Nuts from Hell

Picture this: Lovely fall day and a group of parents sit in lawn chairs watching their kids practice soccer. Suddenly, a woman (me, I'm sad to say) jumps out of her chair! She is bent over gasping & making horrendous chocking sounds.

Another parent jumps in to try the Heimlich on her because she is sure that she is choking to death! As the good Samaritan is feeling me up, I frantically slap at her to stop. When I finally can speak I hold up a bag of Dan-D-Pak wasabi cashews & then gulps down my entire water bottle & with tears running down my face I say "Holy Shit!, those are hot". Okay, all the men & most of the woman break in to hysterical laughing and the coach has run to the side to make sure we are alright. One very straight laced parent looks at me with disdain because I have just shouted "Holy Shit" during youth league soccer. I think she needs to have more sex & less church but that could be a whole other post :)

I love Wasabi dipping sauce so I foolishly thought I could open the bag and throw an entire handful of the nuts in my mouth. I felt like the hair in my nose melted along with my esophagus & then my stomach lining. One parent says, "you know the other main ingredient in the sauce is honey!"(she was still laughing so hard she now had tears in her eyes too)

When I can focus my vision enough to read the label I see that is basically straight Wasabi powder & cashews.

After the others stop laughing they begin to offer suggestions like: water won't work to cool down your mouth (I figured that out right away) but yogurt, milk, or ice cream will work. Okay, where the hell am I going to find some of that on the soccer field???? Thanks for the tip!

Then my daughter runs over and says "Hey, where is my extra water bottle?" Everyone starts laughing again! One kind soul gave my daughter an extra bottle that they had brought. My daughter walks back on the field, glancing back over her shoulder periodically to see why everyone is still laughing.

I can hardly wait to attend soccer this week. I will bring a magazine and NO snacks & do my very best NOT to shout out any profanities.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Kansas State 31, Oklahoma St. 27

I am not a huge sports fanatic but I live with one!

But, I must admit even I was jumping up and down this weekend when Freshman quarterback Josh Freeman ran for a 21-yard touchdown with 1:11 left to help Kansas State rally for a 31-27 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday. I was even more impressed the coach had the balls to bench some seniors with bad attitude and poor performances in the past weeks. Of course, if they had lost.....he'd be in deep shit.

And the KC Chiefs won on Sunday.

And we had one tie & one loss in the family for soccer games Saturday.

And now, I realize that Monday is tomorrow and it is totally going to kick my ass!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Saturday Nights...Not the same

"Jane, you ignorant slut!" Find a sound bite for it here.

I have loved to watch SNL since I had to sneak out of bed to watch it as a 13 year old. I was really spying on my older sisters, isn't that the best place to discover cool new things. Anyway,

My favorite skits were the satirical news updates from SNL and the humorous banter between Weekend Update anchors Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd were the best. I loved the old news teams.

Sadly, SNL is not as good these days. What is your favorite quote from SNL? I have bolded mine below :)

Catch phrases/memorable quotes
"I'm Gumby Damn it" Eddie Murphy
"Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. But his condition is stable."
Chevy Chase on Weekend Update
"But nooooooo!"
John Belushi
"My name is Nooney. Look at my lips. Nooooooney!"
Fred Armison
"Jane, you ignorant slut"
Dan Aykroyd on Weekend Update in response to Jane Curtain's editorial.

"We are two wild and crazy guys!"
Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as the Festrunk Brothers
"I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not"
Chevy Chase on Weekend Update
"My father always used to say, it's always something. If it's not one thing, it's another"
Gilda Radner

"Never mind."
Gilda Radner as Emily Litella, SNL News correspondant
"You Look Mahvelous!"
Billy Crystal as Fernando
"Yeah, that's the ticket!"
Jon Lovitz as Tommy Flanagan, Pathological Liar
"Isn't That Special?"
Dana Carvey as Church Lady

"Ve are goink to pump (clap) you up!"
Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey as Hans and Franz
"I'm all verklempt ... (sniff) ... talk amongst yourselves .. I'll give you a topic ...."
Mike Myers as Linda Richman

"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"
Al Franken as Stuart Smalley
Dana Carvey and Mike Myers, Waynes World
Dana Carvey and Mike Myers, Waynes World
"We're not worthy!"
Dana Carvey and Mike Myers, Waynes World
"Da Bears!"
Chris Farley, Mike Myers, George Wendt, and Robert Smigel; Bill Swerski's Superfans
"And I a van...down by the river!"
Chris Farley as Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker
David Spade
"You guessed it – Frank Stallone"
Norm MacDonald on Weekend Update
"...which just goes to prove my theory – Germans love David Hasselhoff!"
Norm MacDonald on Weekend Update
"Simmah Down Nah!!!"
Cheri Oteri as Nadine
"Well, guess what?! I got a fever! And the only more cowbell!"
Christopher Walken, Blue Oyster Cult sketch
"I Love it-Love it-Love it"
Molly Shannon, Helen Madden, Joyologist
"Super Star!"
Molly Shannon, Mary Katherine Gallagher
Will Ferrell as George W. Bush
“That show was delightful. No, no, it was brilliant. No no no, no, there is no word to describe its perfection, so I’m forced to make one up, and I’m going to do so right now: scrumtrilescent.”
Will Ferrell as James Lipton
Darrell Hammond as Al Gore
"Baseball been berry, berry good to me."
Garret Morris as Chico Escuela
"It's the number one killer of domestic cats!"
Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer (talking about feline AIDS)
"You can't have-a de Mango!"
Chris Kattan as Mango
"That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!"
Colin Quinn on Weekend Update