Monday, March 31, 2008

Randomly weird or weirdly random?

I was tagged by
Traceytreasure at Green Eyed Mama for the Seven Weird Things Meme. I did something like this once before but there's no end to the random and weird around here, so what the heck. Stop me if you've heard this one before...

1. I am the youngest of six children. The WAY youngest. Although that in no way makes me young. It just means that my sister is 17 years older than I am. Which in no way makes her old. You do the math.

2. I attended 9 years of Lutheran school. That's 9 years of daily devotions, 9 years of religion class and 9 years of weekly chapel. It still didn't stick.

3. I once dated a clown. Literally. He dumped me to go away to Clown College only to get kicked out after one week. I never did find out what happened. It's kind of ironic when a clown fails.

4. I am a great-great Aunt. Yes that's two greats, because one great wouldn't even begin to describe me. Or maybe it's because my niece is a frickin' grandmother at 44!

5. I have inflicted poodle hair on myself more than once. The earliest known
atrocity perm was when I was in the 2nd grade. Why I would choose to repeat this torture is one of life's great mysteries.

6. I used to suffer from emetophobia
. I never even knew it had a name, I just thought I was weird. And kind of pathetic. Now I find out it's a fairly common anxiety disorder.

7. I now suffer from enjoy a severe caffeine addiction.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The results are in

As part of my last Thursday Thirteen, I asked the fearless among you to come up with a clever caption for this photo.

I know I said that I'd post the best one, but I lied. I mean, what was I thinking? Who am I to judge what is best? They were all good. But so as not to beat the proverbial dead horse with this gag, and in no particular order, here are just three that made me chuckle out loud. (Would that be COL in chat speak I wonder?)

from Sierra Mama at En"JOY" the Journey

from Frank at singularity

from Nicole from The Journey Begins With One Step

I hope that everyone who left a caption will come by and pick up this "non-contest" award. You're all winners.
Thanks for the responses!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins :: The Blogoversary Edition

In celebration of my second blogoversary, I'm doing a blog-themed Friday Fill-In with some links to the past.

1. Some relationships are meant to be celebrated.
2. Kimya Dawson is the last concert I saw; it was amazing!
3. Spring should be all about sunshine and daydreams.
4. Oh no! I forgot to care what other people think about my children!
5. I've recently started to make friends with the Beast in the Corner again.
6. Bacon never fails to make me smile.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing and pondering another blogging year gone by, tomorrow my plans include another open house and Sunday, I want to find more ways to create, celebrate, dance & live!

Wanna play? Get your Friday Fill-Ins here.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tales from the Cafe

The following is an honest to god real request to the waitress after she delivered a Belgian waffle topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

"Can you puree this for us please? Grandma's teeth aren't working real well today."


Punchline: We did what she asked only to be informed that it was only the strawberries she wanted pureed.

Thursday Thirteen #20 - Totally Random

Thirteen chuckles from the interweb.

1. Just so you know.

2. Spidey-powers AND bacon. Cool.

3. Monsieur Tofu has NO chance.

4. Buddha baby!

5. This is why I don't own a cat.

This kept the kids busy all day. And night. And day. And night.

7. Now if it also has ROFLMAO...

8. I like totally agree.

9. Not that I would know from personal experience.

10. Any questions?

11. I'm growing quite fond of that quiet voice.

12. This one needs a clever caption. Any ideas? I'll post the best one.

13. Time to stock up.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How to torture a Zenmomma

1. Announce the upcoming release of a new James CD.

2. Tease the super-fangeek with an "Exclusively for our MySpace friends..." bulletin promising how one can " WIN TICKETS to see James. "

3. Make the contest question ridiculously easy

3. Include the fine print.

"Terms and conditions: Competition closes Friday 28th March 2008 6.00pm GMT. You must be able to make your own way to and from the venue."




5. But Phil Spector's hair is always funny.

6. Life goes on.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My dog was in the paper yesterday

Looks just like Karma, don't you think? I need one of those signs.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Barack and me....or not

But did he let me know he was coming? No.

Did he take a moment to have his people call my people? **

I don't think so.

He just snuck into town and decided to get all cheesy at American Dream Pizza.

Yeah, yeah I know it makes a great photo-op. The folks over there are very presentable and middle American. And the metaphor is appealing. American Dream...get it? But hey, Sunnyside Up is metaphorical too ya know.

It's way better than It's Morning in America. And we've got the hippies! Doesn't that count for anything in this great land of ours anymore?

Should I be insulted? Did I get dissed? I mean I've got my Meez holding his sign and everything.

You'd think he'd at least stop in for a cup of coffee. Hmmph! I've got one thing to say to you Mr. O.

But a girl can take a lot from her imaginary O'Boyfriend, especially when it's for the good of the country and all. So all is forgiven
Barack. Just win in November and we're good.

** I could have people!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Don't let this happen to you

In case anyone out there is crazy enough to attempt the ridiculous, this is what happens when you try to cram four years worth of home maintenance into a single week. It's insanity I tell ya.

We decided to put our house on the market so I've been cleaning and sorting and purging and staging and chasing the dust bunnies away all week in preparation.

Poor bunnies. And on Easter weekend no less. But they got their time to mock me when I was outside hiding weeds hauling mulch with Jon for HOURS yesterday morning. Middle age is no time for heroics in the yard.

But today was the day and our first open house went reasonably well. In fact everything looked so good that it didn't even look like my house. That should help sell it.

Now we're just sitting here waiting for those multiple offers to start coming in.

Any time now.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's all about the A*B*C

I've been tagged by Qacei for the the ABC Meme.

A - Available?: For what?

B-Best friend: They're all pretty cool. I've known Jon and Donna the longest, so they have the most dirt on me. That totally makes them best, right?

C-Cake or Pie?: Mmmm.....pie, but cake doesn't suck either.

D-Drink of choice: 16 oz. NF latte with SF vanilla, otherwise known as the Mary.

E-Essential thing used everyday: My brain (hopefully).

F-Favorite color: Purple!

G-Gummi bears or worms: Dude, Gummy Bacon!

H-Hometown: East Meadow, NY

I-Indulgence: Chocolate, the darker the better.

J-January or February: January, my birthday!

K-Kids and names: Conor & Qacei

L-Life: is good Conference, May 22-25, Vancouver, WA. Be there, aloha!

M-Marriage date: October 14, 1984

N-Number of siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers living, 2 brothers passed away

O-Oranges or apples: Oranges

P-Phobias: Claustrophobia, please don't make me take another MRI....please.

Q-Quote: "I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." ~Harry S. Truman

R-Reason to smile: My family

S-Season: I can't decide

T-Tag three people: MJ, Ronnie, Kim

U-Unknown fact about me: I'm incredibly boring. Wait, that's probably really well known.

V-Vegetable you don't like: Lima beans. It goes way back. There were multiple incidents. Don't ask. Ditto for Brussels sprouts.

W-Worst Habit: Reality TV - the first step is admitting you have a problem.

X-X-rays you have had: Lots.

Y-Your favorite food: Just one?

Z-Zodiac: Aquarius