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Signe Says sent me this…list 7 things about myself and pass it on to 7 others, who in turn list 7 things!


1. I don't have any phobias.
2. I eat popcorn for dinner one night a week.
3. I was an extra in the movie Vision Quest with Madonna and Mathew Modine when I was 27. I was never seen though. I almost had a walk through part but I was wearing a white shirt and white does not look good on film. So I was shoved in the back in a smoke filled room playing pool.
4. I never thought I would have kids and wasn't even sure if I liked them. But I like my daughter ;-).
5. I met John and Andy Hillstrand of Deadliest Catch.
6. The first concert I ever saw was America.
7. My husband does more housework than I do; I hate it.

Now I tag:

Regina's Family Seasons
Kat's Eyes
The Bible Post

I Haz A Bug

I hate being sick. I hate every aspect of it. First of all, I can't work, which seriously reduces our grocery budget. Since I am privately paid at my jobs, I don't get sick leave.

Then it's just the overall helpless feeling when you feel like crap and there's nothing you can do about it.

It started with a sore throat so painful it felt like the devil himself was in my throat with a couple of blow torches. In the morning it was only a scratchy throat and I told my husband it was probably allergies. I don't even really have allergies, so it was pure denial that I could actually be getting sick. Our daughter was sick the week before, but I KNEW she wouldn't give me her germs. So I didn't get any sleep Friday night.

Then came the runny nose. How can it be possible for a human to produce so much snot? It's just not right. I took some old cold capsules I found which have pseudoephedrine. You know the stuff that people use to make meth? Bad idea. I don't thin…

All This For A Flippin' Pumpkin?

There is a beautiful farming community within a short drive of our home. The farms and orchards offer u-pick strawberries, peaches, cherries, apples, and pumpkins. I think the fall is the most popular time, for the apples and pumpkins.

We thought we would drive up there this afternoon to get our pumpkins because it was such a nice day. The drive was warm and beautiful with not much in the way of traffic.....until we came to a screeching halt about a mile from the hub of the area. We saw many cars coming out, a lot faster than we were getting in. There is a four way stop in the center of the activities, but as we got closer we found that instead of using the 4-way stop signs they had assigned a Kindergarten Cop to direct traffic.

I was driving so I asked my husband which way to our first favorite patch. He got confused (by all the traffic?) and said straight. WRONG ANSWER! That took me into a parking lot of where I did not want to go. So it took me awhile to get turned around and back t…

Letter to the Editor

I'm kind of in a writer's funk so I went digging through all of my Letters To The Editor's from over the years. I guess I have been complaining for quite some time. I couldn't find all of them but here is one of them.

It was written in response to a woman who was at a local fast food restaurant and was appalled by the way local teens acted and the mess they left behind.

These Little Piggies Go To High School

I understand how Sharon feels regarding looking at the aftermath of lunch spent with high school students. But try dealing with them on a daily basis.

We live across the street from a high school. Not only do they take up parking all day, they leave a horrible mess. The year starts off fine but as time wears on they start leaving their garbage--McDonald's lunch bags on the street and they even throw pop cans into our yard. And don't even get me started on the smokers who convene and leave a trail of cigarette butts. Neighbors have even tried leaving garbage ca…

Why Is A Good Night Sleep So Elusive To Me?

I am so jealous of people that can fall asleep quickly and stay asleep the entire night.

I go to bed at 10:00; that's is my limit for staying up, no matter what night it is. Most times I can fall asleep rather quickly but I wake up often during the night. Occasionally I hear my husband come in at 2:00 (from work, not the bar). And sometimes I wake up to use the bathroom. But if I wake up within an hour or so of my alarm going off (5:20) then I can't fall back asleep. So there are many days that I'm awake at 4:00am and my butt drags all day.

You'd think it would be better on the weekends but for some reason it's not. This morning I woke up at 4:30, went to the bathroom and there I am wide awake on a Sunday morning. I finally got up at 6:00 and no one else is going to be up until at least 8:30 or so and the paper's not here yet. What kind of a paperboy can't get the paper to your doorstep by 6:00? Maybe I should get a paper route since I have nothing else to …

Rant On Me

Since I am always ranting about everyone else; neighbors, mother, husband, school, father, vets, and shithead you may have gotten the impression that I am PERFECT.

You can stop laughing now.

I have yet to post anything about the bone-head things that I do.....on occasion. I was talking about a car accident I was in years ago and my daughter had never heard the story. So if I tell it here she will know that I am not as perfect as she thinks I am and she may even learn on how NOT to act.

I grew up in a small farming community with a population of under 2000 at the time. Those of you that grew up in small towns know that there is only one thing to do. Drink and Drag Main.

I don't even remember how we would get our beer but I started drinking by age 15 with all of my friends. Sometimes we would go to a larger neighboring town and just hang out. Back then other than beer, marijuana was the next worst thing there was. Since we only drank and smoked, we thought we were pretty much in contro…