Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday Thunks

1. Today is the biggest day in your chosen career. You have THE job interview. Everything must be spot on. As you are getting dressed, you realize Oops!, you forgot to do laundry. You have NO clean underwear. What do you do? Go commando, wear yesterday's dirty undies, wear them inside out, buy new ones on the way to the interview or just say screw it and go back to bed? Go commando.

2. If you took a fully cooked turkey and a ripe watermelon and dropped them from 50 ft up, which would make a bigger splat and mess? I would think the watermelon

3. An ex lover, friend, or spouse is in a serious accident, they have lost their current memory and think you 2 are still together. S/he keeps calling for you from their hospital bed. The family calls begging you to come visit until s/he regains current memory. Do you go? I highly doubt it. These is a reason they are an ex.

4. You have the opportunity to meet your favorite famous person. You have heard the person isn't nice in real life. Do you go ahead and meet them or choose to keep your fantasy of them real to you? Why or Why not? I say keep the fantasy real. I don't deal well with nasty people so if I met them it would probably end badly. It's best to just avoid situations like that if at all possible.

5. Do you like lemons? Do you use them to clean with or just as a food source? I'm not very big on lemons. Lemonade iced tea is about the extent of my lemon usage.

6. If chosen to be in a horror/suspense movie, would you do it? If so, would you be willing to be the first person killed in the movie? I always thought it would be cool to play a dead body on one of those shows like CSI. So yeah, I would be willing to be the first person killed in the movie.

7. It's raining. It's cold. You cannot leave the house. How do you spend the day? Curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness

1. What are you thankful for this year? My family, both my husband and I having jobs,

2. Since some of our participants are not in the US, what do you think about Thanksgiving? I'm in the US and I love Thanksgiving. I think it's a great start to the holiday season.

3. What is your favorite part of the holiday/ your least favorite. Spending time with family.

4. Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes? Mashed potatoes, definitely.

5. Do you own eating pants? Describe. Sorry, no.

6. What is your favorite thing to do with the Thanksgiving leftovers? Eat them. Ok, turkey sandwiches are good. By the time we're done with the turkey I'm sure we'll be sick of it though.

7. Who are you most looking forward to seeing? Least? I would like to plead the 5th on this questions. I don't know which of my familiy members will read this and I don't want to start any drama.

8. Do you go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving? I did for several years, but I'm not sure if I will this year or not. Now that I have a baby it takes a lot more to motivate me to get out there and shop on Black Friday.

To see other answers to these questions, head over to Wednesday Weirdness.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thuirsday Thunks

1. Do you like potatoes? Yes What kind? Baked, french fries, mashed potatoes
Edited to add - Knish. How could I have forgotten knish? Talk about yummy potato goodness.

2. If you were dressed up in a fish costume and you went underwater and a shark saw you, what would you do? If I'm underwater in a fish costume I'm probably already drowning because I am a horrible swimmer. Plus I wouldn't even see the shark because I don't open my eyes when I'm underwater. So I guess I would be completely oblivious until the shark came up and bit me.

3. Does Jello make you happy? I'm told that when I was a child jello made me hyper so it was forbidden. Now it cane make me smile depending on how its prepared. Jello shooters anyone?

4. If you could have any animal, exotic, extinct or other type, what would it be? A Monkey. Come on, you know it would be cool to have your own monkey. (Sorry I forgot to answer this one earlier)

5. Would you fill up a pool with pudding and jump in? That would be a waste of good pudding.

6. When you are feeling icky with the sickness feeling, what is your first choice for feel-better medicine? Hot tea

7. Do you count with your fingers or in your head when it comes to mathematical equations? Usually in my head, but I have been known to tap my fingers to help count on occasion.

8. Do you have any key chains on your keyring? Yes How many? 3 Actual key chains and 13 of those plastic store cards What kind? a plastic scooby, a metal scooby locket type and a brookstone purple led light

9. What do you dunk your french fries in? Heinz ketchup or nothing

10. When I say "Moo I'm a duck" do you think of a cow or a duck? Cow

11. If you had the chance, would you go to the very bottom of the ocean? No, I think I'd have a panic attack being under that much water. It would be interesting to see video of it though.

12. Would you rather be spiderman or batman? Spidergirl. Climbing walls would be so cool.

13. Would you rather be in a hurricane or a tornado? A tornado would be more interesting if I knew it wouldn't kill me

13 is bad luck... last question by me (Berleen)

14. Do you like pumpkin pie? It's ok Do you cheat and buy a premade one or do you make it from scratch? Last time I made it using canned pumpkin (not completely from scratch, but not premade either) Heck, do you even make pumpkin pie at all? Once

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness

1.) Have you ever taken your clothes off for money? No, can't say that I have.

2.) Are you a morning person or a night owl? Morning Person

3.) Do you take any kind of medication daily or regularly? No. If so, what? I try to take a daily vitamin but forget to take it more often then not.

4.) Do you ever have naughty thoughts about any of your friends significant others? Nope

5.) What are your favorite comfort foods?

6.) Would you rather direct a porn or star in one? If I had to choose one it would be direct. I don't think my naked body needs to be filmed.

7.) Have you ever seen a "donkey show"? No, I hadn't even hear of them until I read this. Would you ever be interested in seeing one? No, that's a little too out there for me.

8.) On a scale of 1 to 10, how gullible of a person would you say you are? A 3 maybe. (I'm assuming 1 is the least gullible).

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Teaser Tuesday - For A Few Demons More

For Teaser Tuesday I am taking my excerpt from For A Few Demons More By Kim Harrison. These lines are from page 208.

"So he had gotten me hot and bothered. It wasn't hard to do when you know what buttons to push, and my demon bite was huge button, easy to hit and hard to miss."

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Thanksgiving Journal Prompts

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just over a week away. To help celebrate I thought I would post some Thanksgiving related prompts.

  • What family traditions are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?
  • What family traditions are you hoping to avoid this Thanksgiving?
  • Are there any special family recipes that you use for Thanksgiving?
  • Where is your family celebrating Thanksgiving?
  • Who will be at your Thanksgiving feast this year? Are there any new additions? Anyone missing?
  • What activities does your family participate in while they're waiting for dinner?
  • Do you use the good china or the paper stuff?
  • Who prepares the meal? Did you make any culinary contributions to the meal?
  • Write out the menu and who prepared what.
  • What was your favorite dish? Least favorite?
  • Where does everyone sit for dinner?
  • Were there any interesting conversations during dinner?
  • Write about dessert.
  • Who cleans up the mess?
  • What activities did your family participate in after dinner?
  • What was your favorite memory of this Thanksgiving?
  • Compare the Thanksgivings of your childhood to the Thanksgivings of your adult life.
  • What was different about Thanksgiving this year?

If you want to prepare yourself for Thanksgiving, you could always write out 100 Things You Are Thankful For. It's not as easy as you might think to come up with 100 different things.

Photo courtesy of MorgueFile

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday Thunks

1. Have you ever pooped in the woods? No, can't say that I have.

2. You are starving. You have not had anything to eat for days. In front of you is poison ivy, a live hissing cockroach, and a rotten stinky piece of some sort of mystery meat to eat. Which would you pick and why? The poison ivy. Hissing cockroaches are just nasty and the smell of stinky meat would make me sick. Thank goodness I'm not allergic to poison ivy.

3. Bottled or Tap water? Bottled usually, sometimes tap. It's more of a convenience factor.

4. Your dream job, what would it be and why? I'm not really sure and I've been trying to figure that out. My thoughts on that have changed over the years, but I do know I would much rather work for myself. Working for someone else has its benefits, but I don't feel like I'm cut out to do this forever.

5. Do you have any snow globes? Yes, Two of the PartyLite Christmas globes.

6. Do you like your bed? Yes If not, what kind of bed do you want? I really like my bed. My father made it for me from a design book I found a few years ago.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness

1.) When was your last visit to an emergency room? Earlier this year, towards the end of winter. What happened? My daughter had a high fever.

2.) Who do you look more like: Mom, dad or another relative? My mom

3.) What sounds annoy you? Squeaky brakes, knuckle cracking, whiny people.

4.) What are three movies could you(or have you) watch(ed) over and over and still love? I really don't watch movies over and over. Heck, I don't have time to watch movies once anymore.

5.) Do you ever wish you were someone else? Nope. I don't see the point in wasting time on things like that. It's not going to happen so why make yourself miserable?

6.) What do you think of when you think of Paris? Crazy fashion

7.) What'​ s the last sport​ing event​ you watch​ed?​ I can't even remember. I'm really not into sports so I don't watch them as a rule.

8.) What do you think about sexual Role Playing? I think it's pretty cool.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Teaser Tuesday - Swallowing Darkness

This is the first time I'm actually participating in Teaser
hosted by Should Be
Reading. Head over and check out the other posts to get an idea of what
other bloggers are reading.

My Teaser Tuesday comes from Swallowing
Darkness by Laurell K Hamilton
this week. These sentences are from page

"A shower of rose petals blew across us, like pink snow. I felt the man
shudder underneath my hands, and there was more pain, more blood, and another
nail fell into his half-open hand."

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thankful Thursday

This week is my first week trying out my new Thankful Thursday method. Every night before I go to bed, I write down 5 things I am thankful for that day. I try to keep it relevant to that day's events. It wouldn't be a very good exercise if I wrote the same things over and over again. So, here are the things I have been thankful for this week:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

  1. The free razor I received in the mail today.
  2. My older dog's ear is looking a lot better. Hopefully the staph infection is clearing up.
  3. My husband cooking dinner for me.
  4. NPR - My main source of news anymore.
  5. Gas prices are dropping.

Friday, October 31, 2008

  1. My daughter's first Halloween
  2. Time with my family. They came over for family game night and to celebrate my brother's birthday, but we didn't get around to playing any games.
  3. Getting off work 45 minutes early
  4. Seeing all the kids in their Halloween costumes. I love seeing how everyone dresses up every year.
  5. The deals I found on Halloween candy. Yeah for sales, coupons and rebates.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

  1. Getting my errands run.
  2. Getting more Christmas shopping done.
  3. My husband only needed 4 stitches in his hand. I'm very thankful that the injury wasn't worse. People (like my father) have been known to cut fingers off with those razor knives.
  4. Finding the Glade flameless candles free after coupon at the grocery store. I love these.
  5. Free magazine subscriptions. We always have reading material around here now.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

  1. The wood on our bay window has now all been replaced and the job was completed without any new injuries.
  2. Getting my kitchen and pantry cleaned up.
  3. Seeing the joy on my daughter's face when she crawls around after our dogs.
  4. My digital camera. I love being able to take pictures of my daughter for my blog and to share with family and friends.
  5. All the beautiful fall leaves adding color to nature. Fall is my second favorite season.

Monday, November 3, 2008

  1. My husband picking our daughter up from daycare so that I was able to get home 45 minutes earlier then usual.
  2. Reaching 100 posts on both of my blogs.
  3. My elephant journal. It's just so much fun to write in.
  4. Time to walk my dogs at night. They love it and the exercise is good for me.
  5. Our stockpile of food and such. It helps us save money.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

  1. The election is finally over.
  2. Finding out Super Fresh has triple coupons this week.
  3. Time to work on my blogs and get some posts scheduled
  4. Being able to leave work an hour early to go vote.
  5. The can of coup that was in my desk at work. Without it I wouldn't have had lunch today.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

  1. Time with my daughter. She is such a sweetie. She brings joy to my life in ways I had never imagined possible.
  2. Contentment. I don't know exactly why, but lately I find that I am content with my life in ways that surprise me. I think I will have to post more on this later.
  3. Flex spending accounts at my husband's job. They save us tax money. Yeah!
  4. The tour of Raven's Stadium I got to take today. It was so much fun and I loved seeing the different areas of the stadium.
  5. My datebook. Without it I would be lost.

Thursday Thunks

The election is over... what do you think? I think I'm glad that's it over. The whole campaigning process just went on for way too long in my opinion.
Tell us about a snowman. I remember once when I was a child my brother and I went out to make a snowman. While we were working on it my mother came out and started on a snowwoman. I remember using a scarf as her top. Yup - that's a weird thing to remember.
What brand of ketchup do you buy? Heinz - it's the only real ketchup.
Do you use a cookbook? Sometimes as a guide. I seem to be unable to follow a recipe exactly. I love getting ideas for new dished from cookbooks, but what I make usually winds up being a pretty modified version of the original recipe.
Do you blow-dry your hair or let it air dry? Air dry. I don't even own a hair dryer.
When was the last time you were sick? About 2 weeks ago. My daughter brought home another cold from daycare. Ah, the joys of daycare.
What is the strangest letter of the alphabet? Q
Who was the last person you bought a present for? My brother What was it? Anti-Monkey Butt powder, Adidas Body Wash and an Express gift card Will you buy me one? Sorry, no.
Why are we ending at 9 questions? Because you wanted to keep it in the single digits.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Yes, she loves food that much.

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Wednesday Weirdness

1. If you were in a situation where it was either starve to death or resort to cannibalism, would you resort to cannibalism to stay alive or let yourself starve? I belive I would starve. The whole idea of eating another person just completely grosses me out.
2. Do you know all of the words to the National Anthem and The Pledge of Allegiance? The first verse of the National Anthem and all the Pledge of Allegiance
3. Do you consider yourself a leader or a follower? Leader
4. What is your most favorite holiday? Christmas Why? Since I had my daughter I enjoy Christmas so much more. I look forward to experiencing all the excitement of Santa and the anticipation. I loved Christmas as a child and I hope that she feels the same way.
5. In what ways, if any, are you superstitious? I don't really consider myself superstitious, but I do believe in destiny and following your instincts.
6. If you had to pick a creature from the Mythical Creatures Guide to be your pet, which would you choose and why? The Sprite because of the fact that they are playful and can be obnoxious. It reminds me of someone I know.

To check out more answers to these crazy questions, head over to Wednesday Weirdness.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Talk About Tuesday - Halloween

This year was my daughter's first Halloween. So of course we had to dress her up in one of the adorable baby costumes. She was Daisy duck this year. The head of the costume was a bit top heavy for her so it didn't stay on long. In fact, this is the only decent shot I have of her with the head on. She did look adorable crawling around in her costume. She even did her first trick or treating visiting with a few of the neighbors we are friends with. It was a lot of fun for us.

Here she is in the blinky Halloween shirt I won on Coupon Cravings giveaway. Once again I had a hard time getting her to hold still long enough to get a good shot. She is so active she wants to get into everything.
We had a great Halloween. We gave out lots of candy and had fun watching our girl crawl around in her costume.
How was your Halloween? Do you have any pictures to share? Head over to The Lazy Organizer for links to see more Halloween pictures.

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