Saturday, May 31, 2008
Bottom line of the article: The toilet is broken, the space shuttle Discovery is going to take spare parts up today (they have a scheduled trip, they aren't just sending Roto Rooter via space shuttle)
Anyway, my point in bringing this to your attention is one line in the article that says "The space toilets vent waste matter into space". I am completely grossed out by this. Crap just flying around in the air, or I suppose more accurately, floating around in space? Yuck!
Also, who knew that if they married an astronaut they would also get a plumber?
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Last week, James returned to Laughlin and immediately went to the Arcade to check the scores. He was thrilled to see he was still listed on spots 2-9. Now he has returned to Champion status:
As a former Ms Pacman Champion, I am very proud and I will count on you to always protect me. Oh, yeah.......HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
P.S. Hope you got rich in Laughlin...... and you share ;)
Marian came through with a couple adorable knitted hats, yeah! It was great seeing everyone!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Dry Mustard, Parsley, Old Bay, Parmesan Powder, Lemon Pepper (x2), Pepper, Allspice, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Herbs de Provence, Red Pepper Flakes, Cumin, Chili Pepper, Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, Grillmates Hamburger (Third Photo)
I then proceeded to pour the contents of each spice into a large vase. The spices filled the vase all the way to the top and when I was done I thought it looked like a work of art. (First Photo) Next I realize that this would not be practical as I needed to combine the spices better. (Second Photo). The consistency turned out perfectly. (Fourth Photo). When I was done, I realized that since this was all the expired spices I should just throw them all away. Oh Well, it was a fun exercise.
I cleaned out my spice rack and created a note file in my blackberry. The file lists every spice and the date I opened the container. (Spices generally have a shelf life of 6 months to 2 years) If you have spices that are over 2 years you need to toss them and buy new ones.
My favorite spice is probably thyme. (Because I know you were all wondering-lol)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Here are the rules for this meme:
1) Write your own six-word memoir about yourself.
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you'd like.
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4) Tag five more blogs with links.
5) And don't forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
Jenn Ann, Queen B, Bianka, Jinjer, KFUG, ABBA: consider yourselves tagged.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Observations about this photo: (1) Mom is hot (2) I remember we all had those shoes mom is wearing (3) Becca looks like I have been kicking her butt all day (4) I look like I am about to do it again.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
So c'mon, submit your best guess.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
It is important to note the following supporting facts:
*For the 5 people that don't know, Queen B and I work for the same company.
*Queen B is an American
*Queen B is on assignment this week in Mexico
So let's go back to her status. She is assembling binders. We are now spending money to send Americans to Mexico to assemble binders. What?!?!?! I wonder what she will be doing next?
Three Questions for the Queen:
(1) What else are you working on?
(2) Why didn't you assemble the binders in Texas and ship them?
(3) Did you buy the binders in Mexico?
(3a) And if so did you negotiate the price?
(3b) Or at least barter for them?
Can't you just see Queen B at the Guadalajara Staples buying binders: Yo soy la Reina y tengo que comprar algunos aglutinantes. (I am the Queen and I need to buy some binders)
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
My personal favorite has to be the placemat on colors. Look at the item representing each color. How does the placemat creator select the items? My favorite is the brown briefcase. What is yours?
Friday, May 16, 2008
Today, Andria posted that the new Costco was opening so I decided to venture out to it. When I told mom that Sydney and I were going there, she got jealous (since I was going to the opening) and decided to come too. So, Sydney, Mom, Joshua, Elizabeth and I went to Costco. Today, I had lunch there. Here is what we had: (They had more but this is only what we ate)
Breakfast: Cinnamon Muffin
Appetizer: Chips and Guacamole, Stilton Bleu Cheese, Parmigano Reggiano
Salad: Oriental Chicken Salad, Cherry Bleu Cheese Salad
Main Course: Roitissere Chicken, Shrimp (something, I don't remember),
Dessert: Apple Pie, Animal Cookies
Beverage: Orange Juice, Organic Milk
Overall, I noted three things: There were lots of samples, but not as many as Glendale. Two, yesterday I said the hot dog and coke were still under 2 bucks, to be exact, it's $1.50. Three: When a new store opens, the carts are super clean.
P.S. Jenn Ann, I spent $124.15
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Appetizers: French Bread Pizza Bites, Tequila Lime Chicken Wings
Salad: Oriental Chicken Salad, Barbeque Chicken Salad
Main Course: Pork Adobo, Chipotle Steak, Skirt Steak, Kung Pao Chicken, 3 Cheese Tortellini, Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Sandwiches, Jalapeno Skewers
Dessert: Cheese Puffs, Chocolate Pudding
Beverage: Starbucks Ground Coffee, Tang
Other: Roasted Almonds
If that doesn't fill you up you can still buy a hot dog and a coke outside for about 2 bucks
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Twice now, I have been to the mall and
everybody I looked at has had an iced coffee from McDonalds. Today the chick working at hot dog and a stick was drinking one, an older asian couple were sitting their drinking it and two young, what I assumed were friends were chatting on a bench drinking the coffee. I stopped by my moms later and there was a Hazelnut one that James had bought.
So I guess my question is, does McDonalds have a prayer of competing with Starbucks? It appears so, I can imagine if I was going to McDonalds I could order one of these but I would never go to McDonalds specifically for it. If I am going anywhere for coffee it would be Starbucks every time.
My last comment on this is that I am surprised that McDonalds does not offer Mocha. Isn't Mocha the most popular flavored coffee? They offer Hazelnut, Vanilla, Sugar Free Vanilla, Caramel and Regular. Year Round, Starbucks offers Vanilla, Sugar-Free Vanilla, Hazelnut, Sugar-Free Hazelnut, Mint, Raspberry, Caramel, and Toffee Nut, Cinnamon Dolce, Mocha, and White Chocolate Mocha. Seasonally they offer, Melon, Peppermint, Pumpkin, Eggnog and Gingerbread-sometimes more......So Take that McDonalds!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I hate the Nuk. The little hook looks like the ring a bull wears in it's nose. I also remember some kid (not sure from where) that had slobber all over and he had this Nuk type of pacifier and I was disgusted. Bottomline, Nuk's are boycotted from the Thomas house.
The Binky brand is also banned in our house. Not only do most Binkies have what I refer to as the "Nuk hook", I can't stand the name Binky. Six children grew up in the Evans household and there were no Binkies, Nuks, Nookies, Noo Noos or Dummies, there were however pacifiers, and they were yummy.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
*While I used to think I was quick at getting dressed and ready in the morning, I am now faster than ever. I have condensed showering, brushing teeth, makeup, hair, letting Katie out to pee, feeding her and having my breakfast down to 20 minutes.
*Don't underestimate the time it takes to feed a baby during the middle of the night.
*Sometimes suppositories don't melt.
*It's wise to pick a BFF and to have a sister who are good with inserting suppositories and giving infant enemas.
*Even newborns appreciate the Starbucks experience.
*Diaper bags don't have to be huge.
*My right arm is getting really strong so how come it feels so weak?
*The stroller isn't as big of a pain as I anticipated.
*I wish I had played with dolls, it's fun dressing her up.
*I have no idea how my mom raised six of us.
*I don't miss work and I'm jealous of stay-at-home moms.
*I finally understand why some stay at home mom's say they never have time to get anything done. (I never got that before)
Happy Mothers Day, Mom! (and all the other moms too!)
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Imagine my surprise when I opened the sandwich and saw this:
The only thing on this sandwich was a huge breaded chicken breast and two pickles. Is this really the way they make chicken sandwiches in the south? Two pickles, bun and an enormous piece of chicken? Is anybody reading from the south that can you answer this question? Seriously, could this sandwich look any more plain and boring?
BTW: Surprisingly it wasn't bad but I did share some with Katie. She gave it two paws up.