Sunday, September 30, 2007

Today We Celebrate One Year

22 key events occuring on September 30th!

1. 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
2.
1781 - American War of Independance: The French defeat the British at the Battle of Chesapeake Capes.
3.
1791 - The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Mozart premiered at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria.
4.
1860 - Britain's first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
5.
1882 - The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
6.
1888 - Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
7.
1895 - Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
8.
1901 - Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner.
9.
1906 - Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
10.
1927 - Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season
11.
1935 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
12.
1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
13. 1947 - The
World Series, featuring New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
14.
1960 - The Flintstones made their debut on primetime.
15. 1962 -
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
16.
1967 - BBC Radio 1 is launched; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names. Tony Blackburn presents the first show.
17.
1980 - Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
18.
1982 - Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven were killed in all. The incident is known as the Tylenol murders.
19.
1993 - An earthquake hits India's Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
20.
2004 - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
21. 2004 - The
AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retires from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
22.
2006 - the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia and kim1champ.blogspot.com is launched.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Note At Borders

The other day I was at Borders buying "The Four Agreements". While waiting in line to pay I noticed some pens for sale and there was also some paper there for potential buyers to test the pens. One positive individual had tested the pens by writing this note:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I Missed My Calling

Every so often I look at marketing genius' (Clear Channel is obviously one of them) and think, "I could do a much better job marketing that".

I am very qualified to create market and create slogans for the following:

Blackberry Pearl
Life with out pictures....its just too hard to describe

My Old Treo
At least it is not 17 pounds and 1 ounce

24
Proof that God loves us and wants us to be entertained

Yellow Phones
Yellow, not just for danger anymore.

Ketchup
Do not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons for you are crunchy and good with Ketchup

Southwest Airlines Frequent Flyer Program
Time flies when your number One

VFW Pool Room
Keep your whiskey and butts off the felt

Starbucks
Nothing to Grande or Venti for us

Monday, September 24, 2007

Let's Support Cap'n Jeff!!!

Everyone knows someone affected by heart disease or stroke. Can'n Jeff will be walking, (even with his bad knee) in this year’s Inland Empire Start Heart Walk. He has set a personal goal to raise funds for the American Heart Association and needs our help to reach his donation goal. These are critical dollars for heart disease and stroke research and education. You can help him reach his goal by making a donation online.

Use this link "Jeff's Heartwalk Link" and you can make a secure online credit card donation directly to the American Heart Association. The website has a minimum donation of $25.00 but if you would like to donate less you can send a check directly to Jeff.

Your donation will help fight our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers—heart disease and stroke. Both have affected my family. You are making a difference. Thank you for your support.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

PG: The Pertinent Data














Current Status: About 13 weeks and all is well
Ultrasound Photo: 12 weeks
Due Date: April 4, 2008
Sex: We will be finding out as soon as possible (End of Oct)
Names: Sydney (most likely) if girl, Steven if boy
Am I Sick?: Don't ask me about my last trip to Sacramento

I can't think of any other pertinent information........

Keifer Says: Happy Birthday Dawn

I kept trying to call but couldn't reach you since you lost your cell phone....

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jane Says: Guess who is Pg?

8 weeks and 1 day ago while in a normal blackberry conversation (ok, maybe our normal is not your normal) with the champ I yelled 4 times. See blog

For the first time ever the inner thoughts of two brilliant minds will be shared in a public forum:

BLACKBERRY MESSENGER


Participants:
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Laura,Kim

START CONVERSATION:
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Kim: Good morning starshine
Kim: My right eye is sooo swollen today
Kim: File: IMG00877.jpg (6 KB)
Laura: Ouch! Left ok?
Kim: Not bad
Kim: I am putting ice on the right side now. Doesn't hurt
Kim: How are you?
Laura: My left eye killing. Odd
Laura: Good. Hair looks terrible. When running with Megan until 630 this am
Kim: Left eye?
Kim: That's good
Laura: Odd
Kim: Too odd
Laura: I can't look at your calendar! Are you around?
Kim: Yes. I am around
Kim (937 am): Call me now
Kim: Dr appoint today at 200
Laura: Dr appt, ultrsound?
Kim: Not sure if I will get ultrasound or not, need progesterone for sure.
Kim: 1222
Laura: Lm to world. Kt is pregnant!!
Kim: Ro
Laura: Pg
Laura: Pg=loudest yell ever
Kim: Lol, it was super loud. If everything okay with doc, you can tell Ruth and the kids.
Kim: You are the best! Ily!
Kim: When I am ready to announce I will do it on the blog J
Kim: I could say.....several months ago many of you heard several loud screams coming from the Sumac....now all know why. Ro
Laura: Lol
Kim: Doc delivering coming back at 3
Laura: That part sucks
Laura: Not delivery, waiting for doc
Kim: Lol
Laura: How does one stay below 50 emails?
Kim: It's difficult but terribly rewarding. That is my goal tonight, clean it all out.
Kim: At sbucks.
Kim: Having decalf iced non fat mocha
Laura: Ro
Kim: Sept 16th is national women's friendship day ro
Kim: File: IMG00879.jpg (6 KB)
Kim: File: IMG00880.jpg (7 KB)

END CONVERSATION


So, everybody has a great pregnancy story (I ate crackers I now want to step on them, my best friend brushed her teeth without water in the car and made me want to vomit, I gained 76 pounds).

Everybody has a great labor story (I did it without drugs, I bit my husband, the labor lasted for 24 hours then I finally had a c-section).

And now the champ owns the best delivery of news story!!!


Congratulations to Kim and David, you will be the best parents ever!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Starbucks Changes The Milk

Historically, by default all Starbucks drinks are made with whole milk. If you would like to customize to non-fat, 2%, cream or half and half you could just ask and they would happily do it. This Starbucks Barista used to always tick me off, here's why:

KT: Iced Venti Chai
Loser Barista: Do you want regular milk with that? (said loud enough for the entire store to hear, and just notice that condescending dumb look)
KT: Yes (said quietly)

This question makes you feel like responding "Yes, please, give me whole milk, I desire to be fat, lets tell the entire store" The question absolutely should not ever have been asked because I was making no drink customization, I was just ordering it as it came!

This week, Starbucks changed to 2% milk as the default milk used in drinks. I noticed a change in taste in my Chai (The Chai is much stronger since there isn't as much fat floating around in the drink to absorb it) so I asked the Barista, S16, what had changed. He stated that on the sly Starbucks had changed to 2% milk instead of whole but you could always order it with whole milk if you wanted. (I heard at the Starbucks in Phoenix they had signs announcing the change but no such luck here in SCAL) I told S16 and his Barista friend that I just couldn't order my drink as "An Iced Venti Whole Milk Chai" that would be like stating "I am trying to get fatter, please give me the fattest Iced Chai possible". The Barista friend then stated that several people she knows orders their drinks with half and half. Ick!!!

Anyhow, it is good to move to 2%, I will be experimenting this week with less pumps of Chai in my drinks to offset the milk change. Change sucks!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Poor Camilla


In Lieu Of....

The video I have been trying to post for two days here is a pathetic Happy Birthday wish to Tony, Kevin and David! Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I Love Lucy-The Competition

Last night, I needed a self esteem boost so I invited James over to challenge me to a game of "I Love Lucy" trivia. Over the years I have battled out many family members and never lost a game. At times James and Becca have come close to victory but never succeeded. (Yes, I suppose you could say that I am the "Champ"-heh heh)

Well, I lost my first game. It was really close, and I barely lost but I did lose. Unfortunately for me I also had told James that last night's game would start an "I Love Lucy" trivia competition and now I am down 1-0.

Just to let you know how good we are at "I Love Lucy" trivia there were two questions last night that James and I knew were wrong (according to the boardgame). The first question was a True/False: In "Ricky sells the car" Ricky sold the Pontiac for more than he paid for it. The boardgame had the answer as "True" but I knew it was "False". In order to prove it we proceeded to put that episode on the TV and I was proven correct. The second question was: In "The Agent" what was the name of the MGM executive in charge of Ricky's contract. As soon as I read the question to James he said "There is no episode entitled "The Agent" and guess what, there isn't but he still knew the answer to the question.

I dare anyone to challenge us.........

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hockey Season Begins!

Last year (thanks to the new Kim Evans and her father) we become big fans of the Anaheim Ducks. We ended up going to several things and we both enjoyed it immensely.

On Thursday, we were fortunate to go to the first pre-season game of 2007. Here is the view from the seats (which were excellent, btw) Unfortunately, the Kings won but hey, it's preseason and the Ducks were testing out different goalies and changing up a bunch of players. The seats this year are awesome and you are able to order your food directly from your chair and not miss any of the game standing in line. Can't wait till the next game! Go Ducks!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

On LA Ink Last Night.....

First, in addition to Kat Von D there was another KAT featured on the show. Two KAT's, interesting, REM always calls me KAT.

Second, Kat Von D surprised one of her best friends by having her face tattooed onto her thigh. On this show people often get portrait tattoos and in fact, that is Kat Von D's speciality. I can't imagine getting someones face tattooed onto my body. This is a truly unbelievable sign of friendship. Here is a photo of the tattoo and I credit three things for allowing me to take this photo: (1) My Blackberry Pearl, (2) My Tivo, (3) My Huge TV

Lastly, to answer everyone's big question: I have decided that for now that I am not getting a tattoo. I may change my mind but for now it is on hold indefinitely.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Starbucks Marketing

I am pulling a Queen Bee today and I actually have some required reading. Please read the article and then note the following questions/observations:

*Of course the kid wants a Chai Tea
*I have only ordered a "short" once. Has anyone else ordered a short?
*Everything at Starbucks comes in decaf except Chai Tea so I don't see the issue
*Is it a problem that when Joshua sees the Starbucks logo he says "Mama"?

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bumble Bee Says: Kim You're Overdoing It

Sitting alone in a hotel in Reno must get pretty boring. With so much time on his hands he must do his best to avoid getting arrested so Bumble Bee chooses to use his spare time by flipping through the Reno Yellow Pages. Now, that's some good clean fun! In this case he notes: "Kim, I have heard of stretching yourself to thin but I think this time you are overdoing it" LOL!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

BACN or Bacon?

Is there possibly an internet acronym that I don't know? BACN, pronounced Bacon, means email that you want but don't need to read now. The mail is not unsolicited but how often do you actually read news from your ING Direct account? I just learned of this acronym today. You can read more about Bacn in this article and even Wikipedia now has a definition for BACN.

It seems that people just can't get enough of Bacon these days. From Bacon Bandaids to Bacon Salt, and now Bacn in your email, Bacon is everywhere.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Beware Antagonistic Suzie!

This woman (I apologize for the bad photo) is known by her mother (her head in foreground) as "Antagonistic Suzie".

Suzie was terribly antagonistic and rude to her ailing mother who was in a wheelchair in the pre-board line. In fact after an argument which concluded with "AS" stating that she would never go traveling with her mother again her mother stated that she was revoking AS's right to pre-board with her and she would have to board with the rest of the "C" people. LOL!

Tuesday, Janelle Returned To Big Brother


Read about Janelle's return here! I must say I was a bit disappointed not to see more of a feature of my favorite reality stars return on the Rachel Made Me Do This Blog or the Queen B Blog but since I had a crappy week of blogging, I will give these two a break.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Voicemail.....

Three things on this yesterday:

(1) Someone pretending to be Tony actually left me a voicemail just to spite me. I say they were pretending to be Tony because he always leaves me voicemail out of of spite.

(2) While sharing an office yesterday (for about two hours) I overheard someone call another person three times and leave three different messages. All said basically the same thing "I'm trying to get ahold of you, it's important" was the gist. Wouldn't the person call back after retrieving the first? This is precisely why I did away with voicemail.

(3) I was lecturing a couple people on phone habits yesterday and mid sentence I paused and said "I'm feeling a little bit like a hypocrite because of my voicemail message"

You have reached the voicemail of Kim Thomas, please do not leave a message :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Virginia is For Lovers, China is Not

On the Chinese equivalent of Valentines Day three policeman in plain clothes arrested and fined two lovers for hugging. While the policeman ended up being disciplined apparently the Chinese government is not fond of public displays of affection. Nice. Read More

Monday, September 03, 2007

The 4 P's (AKA: 5 P's and 2 B's)

The lesson of the day is brought to you thanks to the "Eyewitness News" and their coverage of the Acton fire. (First, yes, I watched the news today. Shocking to those of you that know that I generally boycott the news. No doubt the reason why will be shared with you someday.)

If asked to evacuate your home you should plan on taking the 4 P's with you:
Passport
Prescriptions
Photos
Pets

And if your Kim Thomas you should add 1 more P:
Personal NAS drive
and 2 B's:
Bible (My Grandma's)
Blackberry

HCBC-August Report

Blogging has really taken a back seat in the last week. So far, RuthAnn is doing the best in September and already has 4 posts, several bloggers don't have any. Here is the results for August:

Kim1Champ: 34
Rachel Made Me Do This: 26
Skinner Family News: 25
Mr and Mrs Smith: 23
Queen B: 18
Teri: 7
Random Thoughts: Doesnt have a monthly archive counter so I couldnt tell

I win, I win!!!! (Yes, easy to win when nobody knows there is a contest)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Skipped the Race

Well, I was supposed to go to the NASCAR race today in Fontana but I wasn't counting on in to be 115 degrees today! So, bottom line, I bailed on it, as did mom. The guys all went and when we dropped them off it was 108 and two hours before race time. Right now I am flipping between the race and Big Brother and enjoying my cool house at 73 degrees.