Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
After tests and a couple hospitals and noting temporary blindness... I have since learned from the parents that there is fluid in the baby's brain.
PLEASE KEEP AIDAN IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
**Update. I found out this morning that he is out of ICU and doing good! with out surgery! They will keep him a few days for observation.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I surprisingly received many entires and it was SO hard to choose!
I picked the picture that made me say WOW.
The photo must have been taken by you!
No nudity! Ew. I just don't want to see it. Sorry.
What can you win?
A link and props! ... sorry broke college student here. I wish I could actually give away something!
The contest starts NOW and I will take submissions until Tuesday August 28th.
Send photos to XXX
Monday, August 27, 2007
To fly alone
Find a path that is your own
Love will open every door
It's in your hands the world is yours
Don't hold back and always know
All the answers you will unfold
What are you waiting for
Spread your wings and soar
...I've been listening to some old CDs...
SOME CHICAGO PICS
Thank-you for stupid people. I live to laugh.
What would your answer be?
Mine would be...
I think 1/5 can't locate the US on world map because....
A. They are holding it upside down...
B. They are from Kentucky
C. This poll was probably taken on an episode of Jay Leno. Jaywalking is my fav.
TAILS - Anything that rhymes with Hobby.
I Choose Heads.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Anyway... I'm going to leave you tonight with a picture of me with my favorite Chicago attraction. The funny mirrored bean looking thing at Millennium Park.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Mr. B - Beautiful Buttons
Mr. C - Cotton Candy
Mr. D - Delicious Donuts
Miss. E - Exercise
Mr. F - Funny Feet
Mr. H - Horrible Hair
Miss. I - Itchy Itch
Mr. J - Jumble Junk
Mr. K - Kicking
Mr. L - Lemon Lollipops
Mr. M - Munching Mouth
Mr. N - Noisy Nose
Miss. O - Obstinate
Mr. P - Pointy Patches
Mr. Q - Quiet
Mr. R - Ripping Rubberbands
Mr. S - Super Socks
Mr. T - Tall Teeth
Miss. U - Upsy-Daisy Umbrella
Mr. V - Violet Velvet Vest
Mr. W - Wonderful Wink
Mr. X - X
Mr. Y - Yawning
Mr. Z - Zipping Zippers
This post is early because I'm off to CHICAGO Friday morning!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I'm golfing again tomorrow. The goal is to improve and not kill anyone!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
So last night I decided a tentative plan.... and now my brain --> Kaput.
Because I really have nothing to write about I will share some "Great Finds" that I have been hording.
Simpsons Gone Indian
*Set-up a personalized homepage. I'm so going to use this for all the blogs I read.
I just love this
I hate onions
*I only really put this up here for my mom.
Well are you?
Nail and toothpick art
* I really like this. People are so darn creative.
Fishing for Buck$
...So if your bored.. go have a look.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Anyway I just thought I would let you all in on that pet peeve? Does it drive anyone else nuts? I have to clean the community work computer screen about every time I sit down to use it. It get s SO GROSS!!
Friday, August 10, 2007
By: Chris Grabenstein
It’s almost Labor Day, and the end of summer could mean the end of someone’s life in this exciting sequel to Chris Grabenstein’s Tilt-a-Whirl.
Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop “down the shore” in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a mad-man’s twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier’s unshakeable code of honor, stays at Danny’s side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves. Whipping from the boardwalk to the beach and back again, Mad Mouse keeps zigging and zagging at a breakneck pace, all the way to the surprising finish.
I finished Love You to Death 10 minutes before I was about to board my plane so I made a mad dash to the overpriced gift shop and quickly picked out a book. I was worried becuase I didn't really have time to decided if i would even like this book. I however did. I think I have been reading out of my comfort zone lately - that is, I'm not picking my typically style of book. I was pleasantly satisfied with this book. It is about a couple of cops solving a mystery. It wasn't and "OMG you have to read this book." But it was good, and kept me reading to find out what happened. I also enjoyed reading the light "cop stuff" considering I'm a Criminal Justice major and hope to be in the field one day.
Halfway though the book I realized it was part of a series. I missed that part on the back of the book. It seemed okay though, I was able to pick up on everything. I just have added two more books to my "list."
Anywhoo. While I'm on-call I have desk shifts... and here I am right now. I have been Stumbling for the last hour and a half.
I know. It's sad. But here is a fun/iron thing I stumbled upon.
25 Signs That Computers and the Internet Rule Your Life
- You can't remember the last time you wrote an entire paragraph using a pen and paper.
- You consider a basic utility.
- Between your Internet and your TV, you would rather lose your TV.
- Between your Internet and your phoneline, you would rather lose your phoneline.
- The Internet IS your phoneline.
- You carry a flash drive in your purse or pocket.
- You carry a laptop with you wherever you go-or you wish you could.
- You have a callous on your right wrist, where you rest your hand when you use your mouse.
- Your “diary” is not protected with a lock and key, but with a username and password - and it is open to be read by anybody in the world. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.
We would often head (what I'm going to guess) "north" on the trail and our turn around point would always be "Sam the Monkey"
Who is Sam you ask? Well... I remember him, but not well. I tried to do some research online and found next to nothing. I thought maybe I'm searching for it wrong. So I tried "gorilla," because from what I remember he was pretty large. I actually found out the he was a chimp when I read this article.
So He was a Chimp. A very large chimp that sat in a cage outside a bar by the river. In fact he was a beer guzzling chain smoking chimp. He always looked so sad, but it was so exciting to see him. How often do you see a chimp in the Midwest NOT in the Zoo?
How often do you see a chimp bumming cigarettes from passer-bys and drinking beer and pops(soda) squeezed between the bars?
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
What the FUCK is up with this FUCKING heat?!!?
Dear Mother and The Offended. Pardon My French. It's just that I went golfing this EVENING and had to practically wring myself out when I got home.
Are you experiencing the heat? Where are you? Feel free to complain.
A whole ten days I gave you a break.
I was enjoying the sunshine in Arizona
while you were parked in the shade.
Then I come home
and you feel neglected,
so you start whining with some whistley noise.
And you even start to cry
all over the pavement.
Then I push you
and you wont go.
You refuse to follow my command.
Time out for you at the dealership.
You fucking piece of shit.
My car is on the verge of a breakdown, while I'm on the verge of a meltdown.
Monday, August 6, 2007
By: Melissa Senate
When did Abby Foote's life become an episode of Law & Order?
First, a former boyfriend (who dumped Abby in the most humiliating way imaginable) is found murdered the day his engagement is announced.
Then two other ex-boyfriends report attempts made on their lives right after breaking up with her. Coincidence? Detective Benjamin Orr, of the Portland Police Department (and Very Probing Questions and Incredibly Delicious Face), doesn't think so. Neither do Abby's friends, family, coworkers and other exes--who are suddenly shaking in their shoes. Soon everyone is sucking up to her as though the Abby they know and supposedly love to death is capable of poisoning their drinks….
Is someone trying to frame her?
Who? And why? She has to find out fast. Because by-the-book Ben is bound to break her heart.
Which makes him next on someone's list…
I absolutely LOVED this book. I read it in a grand total of six hours. In one day (I was traveling by plane and had a 3 hour layover). I would describe it as a "Hip Mystery." I don't know what to say... I don't want to spoil it.... But girls if you have every had a shitty boyfriend or no luck dating, this is the book for you (It could be worse).
Title: Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back (Paperback)
By: Claire Fontaine & Mia Fontaine
How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools–a nice girl from a happy, loving home–trade school uniforms and afternoons at the mall for speedballs in the back of a truck in rural Indiana? How does her devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year?
Mother and daughter tell their parallel stories in mesmerizing first–person accounts. Claire Fontaine's story is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary tale chronicling her daughter Mia's drug–fueled manipulation of everyone around her as she sought refuge in the seedy underworld of felons and heroin addicts, the painful childhood secrets that led up to it, and the healing that followed. Her search for Mia was brutal for both mother and daughter, a dizzying series of dead ends, incredible coincidences and, at times, miracles. Ultimately, Mia was forced into harsh–but–loving boot camp schools on two continents while Claire entered a painful but life–changing program of her own. Mia's story includes the jarring culture shock of the extreme and controversial behavior modification school she was in for nearly two years, which helped her overcome depression and self–hatred to emerge a powerful young woman with self–esteem and courage.
Come Back is an unforgettable story of love and transformation that will resonate with mothers and daughters everywhere.
I did like this book, though it's not at the top of the list. At times I felt like it seemed a little bit like a self help book... but only becuase it went "deep" as far as emotions and realizing them. But it was good, I especially liked how it flipped from the Mom (Claire) telling her story and the daughter (Mia) telling her story.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Model: Cutlass (I really don't know)
Year: 1989 (that is only 5 years younger than ME)
Color: Grey with brown rust spots.
We just painted over it when we re-sold it. I didn't have it long(thank goodness), but I made it fun while I had it!
...Time With Shelby
Morning pages, huh? Well sure, I'll try that.
Post a comment to let me know if you have posted yours and you'll be linked up in this post!
I am encouraging everyone to post a Friday Flashback this Friday. It can be anything. A picture, a memory, a silly family tradition, a funny story, a favorite childhood toy, anything!
Leave a comment here to tell me you are doing one and I will post a link to your blog on my Friday Flashback post this Friday.
Thanks for participating! ...or at least thinking about it.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
So anyway... my sister Lisa, my Mom and myself pull up to the McDonald's drive-thru to order. It went like this and we were ordering for other people who weren't in the car.
Me (erika): "This is Sara and I'll have a number two. No pickles."
Mom: "This is Nancy and I'll have a number 3 with a coke."
Me (erika): "This is Lisa and I'll have a 10 piece chicken nugget with a sprite."
Lisa panics, it's her turn. She gives me a look when I say her name a look that says WTF. I shrug my shoulders. I have no idea why I said her name and not my own.
She's all out of names and her eyes grow wide with loss. She needs a name.
Lisa: "This is Phone and . hahahahah. hi."
Lady on mic: "Uhh nice to meet you... Phone"
This is where I awake from my dream LAUGHING.
Why this is funny I have no idea, but I just chuckled as I wrote it. and I cracked up when I told my mom. Sorry if you don't find it funny, but I'm still laughing! Oh and you cannot do that whole bag/name thing... as far as I know.
I’ve been taking some pain killers the past couple days because I injured my back at the driving range. I think they are responsible for the CRAZY dreams I have been having, and actually remembering.
I just woke up from one… and not having much to blog about lately, I thought I would share.
I’m visiting my mom in
So anyway… My dream
In my dream I was back in
There’s the problem right there. Since when do BP gas stations have a basement door? I walk up the stairs and into the hallway I open a bedroom door and think “oops! I must have opened an adjoining apartment door…” I walk farther down the hallway in search of the rest of the BP station… when it dawns on me that I’m in someone’s house. Just then a mean looking pug comes barking after me and I notice that I have woken up a fat bald man wearing a dirty wifebeater. I bolt out the front door before he notices me. I realize I have NO money with me, and that I have left my purse here in the room I’m staying in at my mom’s in Arizona so I can’t call a soul for help. I decide that I better get back to my car and drive home, I’m only an hour out anyway. I pat my pockets for the keys. Shit. I never took them out of the car. I start running down the highway, faster than all of the cars, in search of my car. I keep running and running and I start crying because I can’t remember where I left my car and it’s my only way home!!
… Then I woke up, called myself an idiot because I remember I left the car on the off ramp… then I laughed at myself. Then I wrote this… I better re-read it because I doubt it can actually be followed as a story.
It’s just a dream. They aren’t supposed to make sense.