Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Two Ketchup Stories

First: Two men commit a robbery. The weapon of choice, you ask? Ketchup. Yes, two thieves threw ketchup at a car in order to commit a robbery. This has to be the best story of all times. Read it here: Ketchup Story

Second: Mr Ketchup does the Bay area, surviving an earthquake, taking a terrible taxi ride, visiting the corporate office, having penne pasta and clams for lunch, taking the Muni, and finally taking his first ride on the Bart.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Beauty of a Giraffe

Nowadays when I see a giraffe I think of lifelong friendship, love, joy and laughter. This stunning photo was taken by David yesterday.

Front or Back? Left or Right?

Southwest airlines, open seating. If you are a boarding group "A" passenger your chances for a great seat are very good.

Front or Back? If I am flying to any destination (but Burbank) for quick deboarding I sit in the first available window seat. If it doesn't look like any window seats are available in the first 10 or so rows, I will take an aisle. If the flight is full and all aisle and windows near the front are taken I will go with a middle seat (providing it is a relatively short flight). If I am flying to Burbank, the same rules apply except I go all the way to the back.

Left or Right? I have been finding myself lately automatically looking towards the left while boarding the plane. Not sure why. (my, everyone must have found that little tidbit interesting-lol)

Today, on my way home, I sat in the window seat in row 2, of course, I was on the right hand side (If you are sitting in your seat, to the left hand side if you are walking down the aisle towards to the back)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Proof That My Blog Makes a Difference

Back on Saturday, July 21st I posted about the lack of cellular coverage at the Grand Canyon. Original Story Here.

At the time, Alltel was the only wireless provider that worked after the main entrance to the Grand Canyon and throughout the National Park. Two weeks ago I learned that now there is great coverage from several wireless providers including, the new AT&T (formerly Cingular), T-Mobile and Verizon!

As proof, I offer the photo above of this good looking guy talking on his cell phone over the AT&T network.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Text Messages Between KT & QB

The scene: KT is sitting at Starbucks, Queen B is speeding through New Mexico

KT: Hope you aren't speeding
QB: Going as fast as I can towing a Uhaul and Treoing
KT: Too bad you arent Blackberrying
QB: Random Thought.....Is it weird that the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway is in New Mexico
KT: I think there are a bunch of Pearl Harbor Memorial Highways
QB: I could see Hawaii or even AZ for USS Arizona. Why NM? Might need to google that
KT: Yes, AZ or Hawaii would make perfect sense
QB: I vote for the NM one to be ranked as worse dressed for lack of scenery and too many 18 wheelers
QB: Would you like a paper mache doll souvineer? They sell them here in the middle of nowhere for $3.99
KT: Only if I can use it as a voodoo doll
QB: I am holding out for a Chuck Norris voodoo doll
KT: Yes, a Chuck Norris voodoo doll would suit you well
QB: It's probably an oxymoron. It would probably hurt the pins :)
KT: Remember that conversation we had about the carrots and celery? Apio Verde
QB: Speaking of carrots.....I think cars should run on carrots instead of gas. Not like vegetable oils, just on whole carrots.
QB: Instead of gas stations there would be carrot patches. Self serve, of course.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Who Knew?

What this photo and that one of the snake in the coffee would result in?

Fire Pictures

The photo below was taken by one of my sister Rachel's friends. Unfortunately, I can't post any of the photos (can't download them) that my uncle took but they are really good. You can see them here: Uncle Will's Photos

Monday, October 22, 2007

Odd Foods at Whole Foods

A trip to Whole Foods market this weekend produced a couple "What is that's", here they are:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

SCAL's on Fire!

I wonder who at KCAL 9 thought they could add to the dramatics by changing their trademark yellow number "9" to a red fire looking "9".

Also, the regular (non-HD) Charter station is coming in great tonight. Look at that horrible picture quality.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Welcome Liz!!!!!

Elizabeth Ann Krueger
7 Pounds, 11 Ounces
20 Inches Long
Eyes are closed in the pics but they are Evans blue

More pictures to follow in the coming days.....
Might I add, this was alot easier than the last birth. I don't remember how many hours it was before the C-Section but it was at least 27. This one we just showed up and an hour later our baby arrived, an hour after that we were all at dinner. Sweet. (Becca may not be thinking so....) P.S. In the little bit of time we were waiting under James supervision Joshua managed to shatter the glass window containing the fire valves and hose. Pictures of that will follow in the coming days.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Is It Possible?

I have nothing to say tonight? Instead here is a photo of Katie from last week.

Monday, October 15, 2007

A Pregnant KT Goes Shopping

If you know me at all you will know that I don't snack on much. If I do choose a snack it would either be a piece of cheese (for the protein), a Claussen Dill Pickle or a piece of salami (preferably Soprasetta).

Tonight, I leave the house for some "bread and milk". I come home with 2 jars of peaches, milk, sour cream, bread, butter, deli sliced chicken, 2 pints of ice cream, macadamia nuts and 5 bags of candy.

On the 5 bags of candy: I don't plan on sharing 4 of the bags with anyone. 1 bag of Kit Kats was purchased for Larry.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Gatorade and the Goonies

Two weeks ago, I had Gatorade for the first time. As strange as this is it is even stranger since I was one of six kids who all played sports. The other day I was on the phone telling my sister Rachel and the conversation went something like this:

Rachel: How are you feeling?
KT: Better, drinking alot of Gatorade. Do you know that I had never had Gatorade before two weeks ago?
Rachel: WHAT?!?!?!?!?
KT: Yep, and now I have had two flavors
Rachel: How old are you?
KT: 33
Rachel: How does one go 33 years without having Gatorade?
KT: I dunno
**At this point Rachel's co worker overhears this**
Coworker: Thats a lie!
Rachel: Laughs and says my coworker says your lying
Coworker to Rachel: Has she ever seen the Goonies?
Rachel: Have you ever seen the Goonies?
KT: No
Rachel: Laughs and then defends the fact that the Goonies wasn't something we watched growing up but she has since seen it at least 7 times.

So, I now have had Strawberrry and some blue Berry flavored Gatorade, neither were bad. I am not willing to try that original "yellow" or the orange flavored.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Come On Folks.....

Let's Support Cap'n Jeff!!!

Cap'n Jeff is only $75.00 away from his fundraising goal. He has done the walk now let's help him make the goal. Please....... If you are able to donate you can do so here: Support Cap'n Jeff

Thursday, October 11, 2007

You Have One Hour........

Please take a look at the required reading. You have one hour to live because an Asteroid is heading toward earth. How do you spend your time?

Of those polled:
54% said they would spend time with friends and family
13% said they would sit back and have some champagne
9% said they would have sex
3% said they would pray
2% said they would eat fatty food
2% said they would go looting.......

Here's my answer:
Prayer and spending time with friends and family. (I'd probably start my conference bridge and have everyone join in and talk there)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Expense Receipts

If you don't turn in your expense receipts on time our corporate office will email you every week (copying your manager) until they get turned in. One of my associates has sent their receipts in numerous times and they can't seem to get it matched up with the report and so the emails continue and continue and continue. Last week, I received the following travel request:

Kim, Please approve and forward to the next approval level.

Reason for Trip: Hand Deliver Receipts for expense reports 0000362022 and 0000362032 to Texas

Dates: Depart Redding 10/08 Depart Sacramento: 10/09 Depart Plano 10/10
Estimated Cost of Trip: $1,308.40 (Air 1,308.40, Hotel $250.00, Food, $80.00)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dumbest NHL Team Names

Since last nights post was so exciting (you can tell by all the comments) we will try it again with NHL Team Names.

Atlanta Thrashers-Is this a skater club?

Minnesota Wild-I don't even know what to say about this one. The "wild" is that the best they could do?

Columbus Blue Jackets-Naming this team probably happened something like this: About 30 people are sitting around in a planning meeting trying to decide what the team name should be. 15 of the people are typing away on their blackberries, 8 are engaged in 1 on 1 tangents, 6 are listening and 1 is leading the discussion. After 6 hours, many notes and sandwiches for lunch a woman who has yet to weigh in looks up from her blackberry and says "Look, they are wearing blue jackets, lets just call the team the "Blue Jackets". The remaining 14 blackberry addicts look up and say "Yeah, let's do that". In that moment, The Columbus Blue Jackets were born.

Nashville Predators-Who would want to be known as a Predator? Next are we going to have the Kentucky Kidnappers?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dumbest NFL Team Names

Buffalo Bills-What the heck is a Bill? I do know that it is something that comes in the mail that I have to pay. I also know that sometimes the brim of a hat is referred to as a "bill but I can't imagine either of these being a mascot.

Green Bay Packers-They may have a dumb sounding name but it's a good history lesson and an actually cool name. The "Packers" were named the "Packers" because their first sponsor (bought them their first uniforms etc) was a packing company.

New Orleans Saints-It's just an oxymoron.

San Diego Chargers-The charger does charge important items but one doesn't usually consider the charger as something special. If San Diego wants me as a fan they should consider changing their name to an actual device like "The San Diego Blackberries" or "The San Diego IPOD's"

The Cleveland Browns-Hmm, next thing you know I will be rooting for the "Los Angeles Yellows"

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Handicap Gas Pumps?

You can't park in a handicap spot. There is no law about whether or not you can use the handicapped restroom. (When I have luggage, I always use it) So do you think it is socially acceptable to gas up at the handicap pump?

This gasoline pump looked like all the others with the exception of the handicapped sticker. Any idea what what the reason is for the handicapped gas pump?

Yo, Dora!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday to the most awesome chick ever!!!!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate you and everything you do for everyone around you. Your seriously one in a million and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

2007 Fall Premieres

I watched several shows during the first week of Premiere Week. Many more than I would normally watch but some of the shows just looked pretty interesting. Here's my review:

Back To You: This new comedy features Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton. They are television anchors in Pittsburgh who nine years ago had a one night stand which produced a daughter. Kelsey's character just found out about her. Two episodes, both were entertaining. 3 Stars

The Bachelor: He's hot. 3 Stars

Journeyman: About a guy who travels through time to help people. 2 episodes so far, I'll try it one more time. 3 Stars

Life: This one is about a cop who was convicted of killing his wife and daughter and spent 10 years in jail. He was just proven innocent through DNA and is back to being a cop. 2.5 Stars

Dirty, Sexy, Money: Hilarious show about a lawyer who represents the richest family in New York. He is constantly bailing the kids out of whatever situation they have gotten themselves in to. I've only seen one episode so far but I give it 4 Stars.

Bionic Woman: Was pretty disappointed with this one. They have only had one episode so far but I found it pretty lame. Because I had hopes for this show I will watch one more before I kill it. 1 Star

Survivor: Typical Survivor. The area they are in (China) is beautiful. 3 Stars

Desperate Housewives: Never Disappoints. 4 Stars

Big Shots: Not Impressed by this guy version of Desperate Housewives. 2.5 Stars but I'm dumping it.

Dexter: After last seasons finale, I was wondering where this one would go. (Dexter is a cop who is also a serial killer. He kills, killers) It looks like this season they will discover all of Dexter's kills. Should make for an interesting show. 3.5 Stars

The Office: Typical Office. Hilarious episode 3.5 Stars

Monday, October 01, 2007

Worlds Colliding

One of the best Seinfeld episodes ever, when worlds collide. There is nothing good about worlds colliding but Doritos has taken the whole concept to the next level with "Doritos Collisions". These chips sound so disgusting to me, particularly the Hot Wings/Blue Cheese. I am a big fan of hot wings with blue cheese but not so much in a Doritos Collision. I guess the good thing is if while PG I have a craving for blue cheese I could probably eat these....ick, or not.