Tuesday, July 31, 2007
This is just another example of cell phones saving lives and why I don't go anywhere - and I mean anywhere - without mine. Think about it, your're walking through a bad section of town, gunfire breaks out but your cell phone (which you are talking on) blocks the bullet from hitting your head. Another life saved by a cell phone. (Especially if you have one of those huge brick blackberries, there is no way a bullet could penetrate that thing)
Another example, you're in the Grand Canyon and a Mountain Lion comes out of the woods and is about to pounce on you. You reach for your phone.....blast....no signal. Mountain Lion pounces, you die a slow, painful death. That's just one more reason that cell phones should have service in the Grand Canyon.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Normally when you tell people that "you like fish" they either respond that (1) I hate fish (2) I love fish (3) I like fish as long as it's not fishy. Number 3 is the most common response.
What makes a fish fishy?
If your fish smells fishy, it's not fresh. Don't eat it.
See these two ice chests? They were on the plane, smelled way too fishy. Chances are if your fish is being transported around in ice chests, it's fishy.
My advice, only order fish or seafood at nice restaurants. Any place else and your taking a gamble.
What fish do I hate? Catfish, Carp and lets not forget that old Sucker Fish. I went fishing once and caught a Sucker Fish, it was big, made my mom cook it, it was terrible, I wouldn't try it.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Scene: While we were in Yellowstone, we were in this one particular area (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone) for a long period of time and David and I were walking around the visitor center. David spies this man and the following ensues:
David: "Look over there, I think that guy used to be a Senator"
Kim: "Oh yeah, that's Alan Simpson".
David looks at Kim shocked: "How do you know that?"
Kim: "Doesn't everybody know him?"
David continues to look shocked
Kim: "He was a Republican Senator from Wyoming"
Later, we meet up with my parents and I have them do 20 questions to figure out who we saw. I was sure Dad would get it right away, but nobody got it, even after I revealed his name they didn't know who he was.
Anyway, since then I have endured endless jokes about how I don't know basic things in life but guess what, I know who Alan Simpson is.
As promised on the Skinner Family News Blog I watched Who Wants To Be A SuperHero this weekend.
First, While bizarre, I did enjoy it and will continue to watch the season.
Second, I was expecting him to kick off Ms Limelight instead of Braid.
Third, I think I like Basura and Defuser the most. Parthenon looks the most like a Super Hero
Fourth, I have a question. What should my costume look it?
Saturday, July 28, 2007
During the last election it irritated me to no end how news anchors and opponents would call President Bush, Mister Bush. You don't call the President, Mister Bush, you call the President either "The President" or "Mr. President". It is simply a recognition of the President of the United States. I don't mind if they just refer to the President by their last name but adding the "Mister" is offensive...at least to me. Same goes for the Vice President.
The NY Times today talks about Vice President Cheney receiving a new cardioverter defibrillator. The title refers to him simply as "Cheney". The first sentence of the article refers to "Vice President Cheney" but later in the article he is only referred to as "Mr. Cheney".
"Bush", that's fine.
"President Bush", that's better.
"Mr. Bush", not so much.
Making me laugh, often
Telling me secrets and allowing me to share secrets
Picking up my mood
Holding me accountable
Saving my butt (when need be)
Bringing me back to reality
Loving me in spite of my "issues"
Doing Whatever I Need
and above all...
Being Great Friends.
Jeff and Larry, you are simply the best! I hope you both have fantastic birthdays! You certainly deserve to kick your feet up and have a great relaxing day! Thanks for everything.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Now, I have one. Where is the box below and what is in it? One of these days, I will reveal the contents....... not as soon as Jennann did in her blog yesterday "Random Photo Conclusion"
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
KT plugs her laptop in to check out the blogs
DT turns on the TV
DT looks for the remote
DT panics when he can't find it
KT says "Go down to the front desk and they'll give you one"
KT laughs as she makes the blog rounds
DT comes back with a remote
DT changes the channel
DT tries to change the channel again and the remote isn't working. Looks at KT, "What am I going to do, it's out of batteries"
KT "do you want me to go down and get batteries"
KT takes the remote to get batteries and front desk clerk just exchanges remote
KT thinks on the way up the elevator how inconvenient life without a remote was
Remember what it was like? First off, You had to really hate what was on to bother with changing the channel. Channel surfing did not exist. In old TV watching there was no channel guide, you had to buy that little magazine "TV Guide" Do they still sell that? Let's also not forget there were only about 7 channels. Now we get to watch Big Brother After Dark for 3 hours every night......on my 300th something channel.
BTW: DT just handed me the remote. The batteries in the second one are dead. I guess I am going to have to go down to the front desk again.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Made one of my sisters stand there crying while my cousin and I filled her diapers up with kumquats. I think this happened over and over...
When we were disciplined and forced to sit silently in the red/tan chairs for a specific amount of time I would purposefully wait until we had one minute left and start talking. This would reset the time back to what we started with. Becca would silently plead over and over with me to shut up....
Made them sit on the floor of the car when mom left me in charge while she ran into the grocery store.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The Grand Canyon is visited by over 5 million people every year. I find it hard to believe that the majority prefer not to have wireless coverage. Please note that once you enter the park, your wireless coverage is gone, that is unless you are a lucky Alltel subscriber. I almost expected to see a sign that stated “Alltel the official wireless provider of the Grand Canyon”. It is 2007 there is no reason there shouldn't be adequete wireless coverage at the Grand Canyon!
(1) Any location that attracts more than 500,000 annual visitors should have proper cell phone coverage.
(2) If you are one of those who thinks there is freedom in no cell coverage, just turn your phone off.
(3) I hereby refuse to travel to any location where cell phone coverage is unavailable for significant periods of time.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
In production since last Monday, we have "Bumble Bee's" Blog
The Happy Bunny totally rocks
James blog, don't hold your breath waiting for updates
Mobile Observations, a photo blog
The Mr and Mrs Smith blog and the happenings of John and Jane
The Life of the Skinners at Skinner Family News
The one, the only Queen B
The Evans Stalker blog (aka Jennann's Rachel made me do this!! )
Travel adventures at My Life with Two Carry On's
REM327's interesting thoughts and stories
Random Thoughts by Ann
From Coloma Michigan: My Thoughts by Teri
Life lessons at Lospace
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Jen's HOH room was unbelievable. I thought I was going to die when she was carrying on about how disappointed she was in Big Brother because her pictures we rent that great. This picture is two years old.....whahhhhhh
Can Jen stop saying "Do you know what I mean?"
Jen's unitard. Jen, are you kidding? "Please nobody take it away from me" WOW. Joe's comment after seeing her in it "It's thing too" RO!
Will Amber ever stop crying? I have never seen anyone cry like this girl.
If I hear Amber say one more time "Kale's a mom just like me" I think I will die! WHO CARES!
For all of those twho talk about my constant picture taking you can be glad that I am not this guy. Last night while Chris and I were having dinner this father spent their entire meal videotaping the scene in the restaurant. WOW.
Monday, July 16, 2007
In San Francisco, about three hours later, after dinner with my cousin, I spot a shirt that required an immediate purchase.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
This only thing missing from this piece entitled "rejection" is a bottle of ketchup....Don't miss the Pear when you go over for your visit.
Another great find is "The lowercase l": In The lowercase l, William brings to us signs where all letters are uppercase except the l. Absolutely Hilarious.
We also have "Apostrophe Abuse" brought to us by Chris. While this is really funny, I will be staying away from it because I < class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">butcher apostrophes, especially, when I am on my blackberry. It seems that the comma always wants to be an apostrophe or vise
To Queen B: The note you left on that car would not be considered passive
Last note: all three of these last blogs have a bunch of links on them that are good: Including the office sign project, and the "blog" of unnecessary quotations. I always use unnecessary quotations.....next I'll find one that says unnecessary periods....you know I am an offender of that! Bunch of grammar "Nazi's". (yes, that is inappropriate use) I hate them....but they do make some entertaining blogs.
Friday, July 13, 2007
oh and Kim Thomas (dork)
P.S. How happy am I that Jinjer has added her photo?
Thursday, July 12, 2007
What is the point of this? As far as I'm concerned throwing these people in jail is fine. It's almost a built in stupid monitor. If they would start throwing the people with more than 3oz of liquids in their bag or the people that don't realize they have to take their shoes off in jail we'd be getting somewhere.
I suppose I will be accused of being crabby again.......
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and also apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever.
The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance; Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise .Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.
This leaves only one day, Today. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down. It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad, it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Take life one day at a time......
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
From Bonnie in Richmond Virginia: "Write down where you park in the airport garage. This saves you from wandering around searching for your car at midnight. Try to park in the same location at the airport parking garage every time. It makes it easier to remember where your car is" My Response: Really? Is this true? This is the best tip this woman could come up with to share with the world? Why bother?
From Nancy in Independence, Missouri: One of the first things I do after checking in at a motel is to look for coupons in the back of the telephone book in the room. The lobby is another good place to look. My Response: Thanks.......Do you think after reading this I checked into the Hilton West in Sacramento and went on my coupon hunt? Not so much.
From Alicia in Sterling Heights Michigan: When you travel by air and check luggage, put some bubble wrap around your favorite perfume to keep it from breaking. Then you can take your perfume without fear. My Response: Conquer your fear, Alicia. Just throw it in between a bunch of socks and underwear!
Overall, I am amazed that people wrote in with these recommendations. What is the thought process? I bet I could help the world by sharing this golden piece of information with them "Remember where you park your car"? LOL
Monday, July 09, 2007
1. You do not want the masseuse who will be standing over you for the next hour to say "Don't mind the sniffling, I have a runny nose today"
2. You do not want to jump into the jacuzzi when the water is cold
3. You may assume that a person seated next to you with a hairy foot is a bad thing, it's not always.
4. The sauna may be hotter than Phoenix
5. People in the steam room may or may not like you
6. It is unkind for the masseuse to tell you when the massage will be over before it begins
7. If any part of the facilities don't work the way they are intended all spa rules are null and void
8. Don't drink too much water before going in for your treatment
9. Cameras should not be used in spas (that doesn't mean that can't be used)
10. Silence is appreciated
11. The shower on the mono setting is not great even if you are used to being number one.
12. Ensure tips are the proper amount
13. If asked how your trip was, make a complaint and you might earn a free visit.
14. On occasion, loud people can be quiet
15. Mondays are good quiet days for the spa
16. The misting room is not worth the effort
17. Personal hygiene products can spark conversations (so can bathrooms)
18. Look behind all screens, sometimes you can find a hidden jacuzzi
19. The wet rooms in Pasadena are smaller than the wet rooms in Florida
20. At Burke Williams there is one handicapped treatment room, I got it, go figure.
21. Cell phones should be set to silent (Never know when you might miss 16 calls from the same number)
22. The sauna is the best place in the spa to tell a joke
Sunday, July 08, 2007
- I've never taken a worse picture, it's horrible, it's so bad.
- Everybody elses picture looks really good and mine looks horrible.
- There is a Weird shadow on my face
- It's the picture everyone is seeing right now-whah whah
She was a disaster over this photo. When she was covering her photo up with her hand I thought I was going to die. In the next scene she is telling Dick "Don't touch me" LOL. This girl is the most shallow person of all times. Her introduction of what she did in episode one was hilarious too. "I do so much" LMAO.
Jessica: This girl is as dumb as a rock. When she was talking about the $5.00 I really couldn't believe what I was listening to. She had no big ticket item on why these two hated each other. I bet I owe $5.00 to almost everyone that reads this blog. This fight occured in 8th grade! I really wonder how Carol and Jessica were selected, their story sucks.
People from the past: I think it is unfair that only 6 of the houseguests share people from the past. I think it should be an all or nothing thing.
Nominations: I hope that Carol goes. I feel bad for the Amber girl. Speaking of cocktail waitresses if Janelle had been America's player could she have done any better? The only other thing we could have done to help her was to clue her in earlier on James and Will....she was the best. I miss her.
P.S. Big Brother after dark. Why oh why did they do this? Of course I get Showtime 2. It is now on the Season Pass but I don't see anyway that I can keep up with this.....3 hours everynight? Oh My.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
P.S. You can click on the photos to make them bigger but I must warn you, after all that I wrote above I just looked at the finished product and Blogger dumbed the quality down....aghhhhh. Another P.S. Check out my Uncle Will's shots from Yellowstone. They are fantastic! Will's Photos
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Janelle wins all competitions (This is a video of sorts but great Janelle times)
Janelle Gets Her First HOH
Janelle is abducted by aliens
And the best....videos of when Janelle won the America's Choice and "The Friendship" can't understand why America would vote for Janelle: 1st-Janelle wins the America's choice phone call (Best part of that is April and Yvette are crying and blaming "America")Second America's Choice "The Friendship Rants" (Contain Cussing): Rant Part1 Rant Part2 Rant Part3 Rant Part4
And just for the heck of it, even though I hate Mike Boogie.....Here is a great "Chill Town" Clip
P.S. Doesn't the Buxom Blond or Jedi Janey look a little bit like Tina Marie? Tina why don't you change your picture to Janelle. Everyone is a little weirded out by the current pic.....the word I heard today was creepy. It seems that almost everyone is offended.....
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Soon I found this one to the right:
OK and now I am really sorry but why would someone carve a pumpkin that says July 4th? This image is linked to a site that teaches you how to carve July 4th Pumpkins.....WHAT?!?!??!!?
What was going to be a serious blog about the 4th of July and what it means to this Republican has been reduced to these pictures. Hmm....I wonder what pictures I can find if I search Google Images for Labor Day?
Monday, July 02, 2007
DP serving the world........ (Nice ROD)
Here's to relaxing in the hammock! Have a great day!
Here is the MTV description:
Returning home, Casey and Jess have an impending engagement: eye surgery. Wearing glasses for the last time, the two express their worry to Nick while waiting for their limo to take them to their appointment. Nick assures them that the doctor won't severely cut their eyes, but "gently laser them." Not assured at all, the fearful pair take "one last look" at him before getting into their limo and driving off. While en route, Casey is reading the Lasik pamphlet while Jessica is on the phone with her mom, telling her she may never see her again. Prepping for surgery, Jess and Casey first take a little eye exam, then are given Valium to calm down, but that's about the last thing it does. A super jittery Jessica takes a deep breath and goes for it anyway. The doctor gives her a stuffed pig named Squealer to hold on to during the surgery. As soon as the surgery is done, she sits up looks at the eye chart and gets "weirded out" that she can actually read it. Next it's Casey's turn. Jess, wearing eye shields that make her look like a bug, holds Casey's hand through it. Before long, both are leading each other blindly through a parking lot wearing eye shields while on their way to get burgers. They can't see anything, especially if there is light involved. They don't even know what their waitress looks like because they can't see her. Therefore they both agree that "it would suck to be blind." Nothing but a few words of wisdom from our favorite intellectuals to end another episode of Newlyweds.
Official Site Too bad, right now they aren't showing reruns.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
A couple of thoughts: (1) This location cannot be profitable because their service was so slow, It is no surprise it hasn't reopened (2) I wonder how long it took the slow queen workers to realize that the place was on fire. If they were as slow to react to the fire as they were to our order they probably didn't make it out in time. (3) This small chain link fence protects the building. Normally, after a fire they board up the windows and doors etc but in this case you can actually see jagged glass on all the doors and frames. Looked super dangerous to me.
The entire story of this Dairy (Slow) Queen is just plain terrible.