Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Can I see your ID?

I work in a store that sells both beer and cigarettes. Since there is an age requirement we need to check IDs. Everybody is familiar with being carded I'm sure. Or at least you'd think so.

Our policy is to ask for ID if the person looks to be 30 or under as a precaution for people who look older than they are. I am such a bad judge of age sometimes though! I once carded a 45 year old woman for beer. Man was she ecstatic!

So if you're going out to get smokes or some brew-skis, bring your ID!! Pretty simple. Especially if you are in the 18-30 range.

Because, I'm sorry but "I'm 22, I swear!" Just doesn't cut for me! lol
Not worth the fine, losing my liquor license and possibly losing my job because you forgot your ID.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I met Jason Thompson!

For those of you who don't know, Jason Thompson plays Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital. He did a meet a greet at a Walmart in Illinois yesterday. I drove down and met up with Aim and we went over there together. (Check out her blog for her story and photo from the day)

She did a great job and was able to speak to him. I on the other hand froze up as usual. Those Drake men have a way of doing that to me! I said "Hi" right away when I walked up but then went blank. He looked up at me from his chair with this look on his face as if to say "Are you going to speak woman?" LOL I just kept thinking about how I had no clue what to say. Looking back I wish I would have said that. I'm sure he would have thought it quite funny.

So he just asked how I was doing, I told him fine and asked the same. He then asked my name and how to spell it. He handed me the photo and I was able to ask him if he minded standing up for the photo. Which he obliged, I said thank you and was on my way.

Change of scenery

I found a new layout at Leeloublogs and thought I'd change it up a bit around here again!
I like the other layout but I really like this one! It's so PURPLE! My favorite color.
So, if you're reading this in a reader come on over and get the full effect.
Aim, I hope you can read this. I know you had problems the last time I switched it up!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Flashback Friday: The Early years

I've been wanting to do Flashback Friday posts for some time now. Not an original idea of course but something fun to do. I recently found a fellow WI blogger who hosts a Flashback Friday every week. So I thought I'd start and link up with her.

I have boxes of old photos that I need to sort through and organize in some way. I have an envelope with some baby photos and all my school pics from K-12 grade so I thought I'd start with those. Then I'll see what else I can find. I'll share old photos or discuss TV shows, movies, music or share stories from my past.

I scanned a couple of my baby pics to start.
My hospital picture, Nov. 1969. My left eye looks bigger than my right. Kind of creepy! But I was wide awake for the photo. Always had to know what was going on around me, still do!
Not sure exactly how old I was in this one. Gotta love what they did with my hair since I didn't have much. Let's see if we can get it to stick up in the middle.

This was Easter 1971 so I was probably around 18 months old. Wasn't I stylish?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This one time, at band camp.....

Skowt came home yesterday with the news that when she is freshman next year the high school band is planning a trip to Florida.

Ahhh! I'm not ready for this!

She didn't have many details yet, but had a packet to start raising money for their trip account. This frustrated hubby and I a bit. You expect them to start fundraising for a trip we know nothing about yet? I emailed her band teacher today and she assured me that the HS teacher was working on a letter to be sent to parents by the end of the week.

It scares me to death to send her on a trip like that! And not just because she is diabetic and who is gonna take responsibility for making sure she gets her meds and eats regularly? I've been on a trip like that when I was in High School. I know what the older kids were up to. In fact quite a few kids got sent home for their behavior. My mom has said that she was scared to death to send me.

But it's part of being in band, how can we not let her go? This will be her only opportunity as her school only goes every 4 years. Mine went every two. I wasn't able to go my sophomore year because I had to go on a family trip. Fun.
It was during Christmas break and I got back before the band did. I had to sort music during my band hour because there was no class.

Maybe I'll just have to torture her and go as a chaperon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My must see TV list

I've mentioned before that I watch a lot of tv. So since the new television season is upon us I thought I'd share with you a list of the shows I have to watch. These are the ones I make a point of watching regularly when there are new episodes. There are plenty others that I'm willing to watch but don't make a point of seeing them every week or Tivo-ing them.

In no particular order:

Army Wives: Love it! One of the best shows on tv I think. Not to mention the hotness that is Drew Fuller.

Psych: Funny show. Love the interaction between Sean and Gus. Gus really cracks me up sometimes. Pineapple anyone?

Monk: My favorite obsessive compulsive detective. I have a few things that I'm a little obsessive about at home so hubby call me "monk" sometimes.

Lost: I am so Lost when it comes to this show sometimes. I don't know what the hell is going on but still love it. It keeps you coming back for more hoping to finally be given some answers. But then you get one question answered and you have five more! Josh Holloway...........Matthew Fox.........need I say more?

Ellen Degeneres Show: She is so funny. Mom and I watch her every night while having dinner. Even when there is a guest on that you don't know or isn't a fave it's still fun to watch because she makes it interesting.

Survivor: Have loved it from the very beginning. We've watched every season as a family.

Amazing Race: Another "reality" show I've watched since it started. Some of those couples are so dysfunctional! Hubby and I always joke about us doing it together. I would get us so totally lost!

My Name is Earl: Hubby is the one that started watching and it took me a season or so to catch on. But now we have to watch it together every week.

The Office: Jim and Pam forever!!! Don't we all have those unusual people we work with? There seems to be an over abundance of them in this office though, which is what makes it so funny. I love John Krasinski!

Friday Night Lights: I am so glad my mom finally talked me into watching this. I missed the first season but put it on Netflix and was able to watch them all over the summer in time to catch the second season. It's such a good show, but has low ratings. We almost lost it. So glad DirecTv picked it up. Hope it doesn't change and they are able to keep it going. It's not all about football. It's about life. And it has another of my favorite hotties.... Taylor Kitsch!

Lipstick Jungle: Just a fun, kind of guilty pleasure show I started watching last year. Mmm. This one's got Robert Buckley! Ok, do guys see a pattern here? LOL NO, hot guys is not my only criteria for liking a show. But it doesn't hurt!

The two new ones I am planning to add to my list this year.............

The Mentalist: Looks like it's kind of the serious version of Psych. A guy with a keen observation skills helping the police to solve crimes.

My Own Worst Enemy: Christian Slater. This one was hyped up and advertised a lot during the Olympics. I hope it's that good. It kind of made me think of that movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger (True Lies) where his wife didn't know he was a spy.

Friday, September 19, 2008

We got spirit, yes we do

We got spirit, how 'bout you?

School spirit that is.

Here's a pic of Tiger taken this morning before school.

Today is their all school photo day, the first year they've done this. They were all supposed to wear school colors if they had them. Think she's got enough? She's got one purple pony tail holder and one yellow. Same goes for her socks.

You can't see it but she's also got purple hairspray in her hair. I think it kinda looked red with her hair color, but she loved it. She and her sister had to have those school spirit pants last year too, which just happen to cost a small fortune.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm beat!

How come the lawn seems so much bigger once you start mowing it?

I did a big portion of it today. My mom did a little over a quarter of it. I ran out of gas towards the end. Luckily we had more in a container in the garage and I was able to finish.

Unlike this morning.
The battery went dead on my electric shaver and I had to recharge it.
I had only done one leg.
I walked around lopsided all day.
Feel free to laugh, hubby and my mom did.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I needed that

Perfect timing!

I just blogged a couple hours ago about being down over the weekend and not feeling like blogging. Then I see this.......

A blog award from Amy at Write One Two. I'm feeling the love! Thanks Amy.

To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means:"This blog invests and believes, the proximity"[meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]

Just not in the mood!


So, I've gone a few days without posting much.

I just hadn't felt like it much since Friday. It was raining most of the weekend. We've been having discipline issues with Tiger that I hope we made some headway with on Sunday. Time will tell. I just found out yesterday that Skowt has had some minor issues at school with not having enough time to eat all her lunch and being allowed to go to the health room alone with a low blood sugar. Not at option. It has been addressed and shouldn't happen again. It's just been a down few days.

But today is looking much better. It's nice out, the sun is shining and the grass is as green as it's been all summer. Too bad that means we need to mow again! Besides the fact that we had to replace all four tires on our van today with money we don't necessarily have, I'm feeling much better than over the weekend.

Let's get back to blogging!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm all a twitter

I finally decided to join Twitter. Everybody else is doing it........yup, I'm a follower.

Sometimes there are random thoughts that go through my head but aren't worthy of a whole blog post. Now I'll have a place to put them. And lucky for you all, you'll get to read 'em!

Yeah, like I need another time waster!

Click on the "follow me on twitter" link I put up on the left to keep up with my randomness. Let me know if you join or already tweet and I'll follow you too!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


One of the reasons I originally started this blog was to keep family in the loop and to keep in touch with them. Unfortunately none of them seemed interested in reading my blog.

Most of them visited once, I think. My mom read for a few months or so but I don't think she's looked in a while. She does live right next door though! Maybe they just don't get the whole blog thing!

It's just frustrating because I've tried other things in the past to keep connected with our family who is spread out all over the country and none of them seem to work. I can't even get a response to an email from most of them!

What about everyone else? Does your family read your blog? Do you want them to? Do you care? lol

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I totally want to take a ride in the CA$H CAB !!!

It looks like such a fun game show. Especially if you are with a group of friends or something.

I told hubby I want to take a trip to New York. While there we can take some time hailing cabs in the city! If the driver's not Ben we could just move on. No matter that there is only like a zillion cabs in the city of New York!

Tiger was asking tonight if kids were allowed to ride and if we would share the winnings with her. That all depends on if you help with answering the questions or if you just sit there grinning cuz you're in the CA$H CAB!!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Walking for Diabetes

Many of you know that my daughter Skowt was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last July. We participated in our first walk to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation last September. We've decided to to it again this year. The walk takes place this Saturday September 13th. I added a link over on the side for anyone interested in sponsoring me.
Thanks so much to anyone who is able to, it is VERY much appreciated!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

How to get your 9yr old to giggle uncontrollably

Conversation last night between me and Tiger........

Tiger: Mom, what exactly are bras for?

Me: I thought you knew what they are for. (she has been asking me for one for months even though she doesn't have the need)

Tiger: I know you wear them when you have something there, but why do you need them?

Me: To keep them in place and from bouncing all around.
(not quite sure what to say and just said the first thing that popped in my head)

Tiger: *lots of giggling*

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Survived the 1st day!

Well, they both made it through the 1st (and now 2nd) day of school. Skowt was kinda bummed. She kept counting down the hours left of summer. They both look so thrilled to have their pics taken don't they?

This year two neighbors and I are carpooling to bring Skowt and each their kids to school. They just built and opened two new intermediate schools in town. The elementary schools were getting too crowed and the middle school was just old. So now we have two schools with grades 5th-8th.

The one our kids go to is practically right across the street. But it's a 4 lane highway so even though all three of them had their hearts set on walking or riding their bikes, they aren't allowed to. Not only a school rule, but city too. The principal told us they would turn over anyone not following the rule to the local sheriff. Yikes!

They do provide bus service but it would only take them 50 minutes, yes that's 5-0 minutes to get across the freakin street! We are one of the first stops, then they get everyone else, then go to drop the high school kids off first, wait there while they pick up more kids because it's one of the shuttle buses and then head to school. Ridiculous!

Me on the other hand, I'm having a rough time adjusting already! lol I was so looking forward to them being at school and getting going on my long list of projects. But guess what? I don't feel like doing a darn thing! I think I'll enjoy my first week of freedom and then get into the swing of things next week. I hope.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!!

Happy Labor Day everyone!! So how have you been spending this unofficial last day of summer?

Me? I worked for 6 hours this morning. How fun is that? Don't believe I had fun? Didn't think so. At least it's time and a half!!

Still not buying my excitement? LOL

I am excited about school starting tomorrow!! Yippee! Time without the kids during the day! What could be better than that? It's amazing how at the end of the school year I look forward to them being home and having more time to spend with them doing stuff besides homework. Then as the summer goes by I look more and more forward to them going back to school.

I also want to send a shout out to the folks in the path of that nasty hurricane Gustov. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!