Thursday, December 24, 2009

No news is good...

My mom asked me tonight if I watch the new every night. I said I didn't because its depressing and usually just pisses me off. I was told I should watch it anyway. So to make my's why I don't watch the news.

Had I not watched the new tonight I would have been blissfully ignorant to the fact the Michael Vick was given the Ed Block Courage Award today. This award "honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage." It is usually given "for things like coming back from injury, doing good work in the community or long, dedicated service to a franchise"

I am fairly sure that starting your football career over after doing prison time for running a dog fighting ring is not what the award founders had in mind. Sure Vick did his time and deserves to have a second chance. The same second chance most convicted felons get to have. He does not deserve to walk back into a multi-million dollar career and he certainly does not deserve to get and award that is supposed to exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.

If you want to honor someone, honor somebody like Warrick Dunn, whose mother, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty when he was just 18. He went to college and made a career. He gives back to his community and has never been convicted of a crime. (and yes I know he's a free agent..not the point)

And while I'm on my little rant...yes it is sad that Chris Henry died so young. Its always tragic when someone does. But please spare me the platitudes about how he was "turning he life around". He died while attempting to assault he fiance and the mother of his children. That is not someone who is turning his life around.

So do you see why I don't watch the news...

Ok back to your regularly scheduled Christmas Eve.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mom says I need to blog. I don't have much to say. So...

Merry Christmas...Happy Hanukkah...Happy Kwanzza

Have a great New Year too.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Meme

I stole this from WAYSM who stole it from Chatty. Seems a good thing to post. Sorry I've been wrapped up in face book.

1. What is your favorite written work of horror fiction?

I don't really like Horror per se, but I always like Robert R. McCammon especially The Wolf's Hour

2. What is your favorite work of science fiction/fantasy?

Currently I'm a big fan of several series, Jaz Parks by Jennifer Rardin, anything with vampires

3. Who is your favorite monster?

Gossamer the Big Red Monster from Bugs Bunny

4. What is your favorite Horror movie?

I am not a fan of gore, I like Dracula 2000. Also the original Manhunter

5. What horror movie gives you the most chills?

The gory ones I don't watch

6. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?

The Bride of Darcula

7. Freddy or Jason?

They both scare the shit out of me. But I liked Freddy better.

8. What is your favorite Halloween treat?

Candy corn

9. Ghosts or goblins?


10. Friendly-faced jack-o’-lantern or scary one?


11. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal?

I don't think I have ever had one..

12. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?

I do....but I don't know why

13. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho?

I think an alien because I hate to eat brains.

14. Favorite Halloween costume?

My Puss in Boots I did once in college.

15. Best thing about Halloween?

The cute kids at the door

16. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?

Husband, although he may be faking it to make me happy

17. Are you superstitious?

Not really

18. Share an unusual Halloween story.

Don’t have one.

19. What did you do for Halloween as a kid?

Trick or treated in the neighborhood

20. What’s the best Halloween party that you’ve attended?


Monday, September 21, 2009

An open letter to Best Buy

Dear Best Buy,

If I was a manager at your store I would institute a policy that is there were two or more customers standing in the return line, I would have one of the employees who seems to be meandering around with nothing to do, open a second register. I think this policy would be more efficient and would provide better customer service.

It seem that this would be a better policy than the one you currently have which apparently is that another register will be open if 4 or more people are in line and the idiot currently at the register needs two employees and a manager to assist him because he he wrote a check and now want to return something but doesn't have a receipt.

Or maybe don't let people write checks at Best Buy.

Thank you,

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

When did you two meet?

The Associated Press reports that neighbors of a suspected North Carolina terrorist are finding it hard to believe that the man is a terrorist. Here's a quote from one of the neighbors, Charles Casale..."if he's a terrorist, he's the nicest terrorist I've ever met in my life......"

Now I don't claim to know anything about this suspect, his neighbors or really this situation. (Yea like that surprises you, no I haven't actually read any background info on this)

It begs the question though as to how many terrorists Mr. Casale has actually met in his life and if it's more than one, why isn't somebody investigating him.

Friday, July 10, 2009

R.I.P Kady

Kady Bowman (AKA:Kitten) passed away at Bluffs Animal Hospital today. She was 15. She had had a short battle with cancer.

Kady ws very different from her brother Kody. Kady was shyer, more standoffish. She however loved husband from the day she met him. I figured I had to marry him since he was the only person she really liked.

Kady loved to chase and catch lizards on the porch with her borther.

She enjoined eating also. Her favorites were meat, and chicken and fish...the staples. She also liked pasta.

Kady is survived by her mom, Sonja and Husband, and her sister Nala and many, many friends and family.

Much thanks to the doctor's and staff at Bluffs Animal Hospital for all their great care of Kady right to the end.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Billy Mays

Of the all the celebrity deaths in the last couple weeks, Billy Mays is the one I am most sad about. I never met the man even though he lived in the Tampa Bay area, but he seemed like a classy guy. By all accounts, he took a talent, turned it into a career he loved and was able to support his family. He never pitched a product he didn't believe in. Most of all he didn't take himself or his celebrity status too seriously. Whether you laughed at him or with him, he seemed to know the he wasn't curing cancer or exploring the universe, but he made people happy. I think in the end most of us laughed with him. The world will be a dirtier place without him.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yes or No

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks -- and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming nothing is exactly as it seems.

Now, here's what you're supposed to do...copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag as many of your friends as you'd like to.

------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? --- Yes
Been arrested? --- No
Kissed someone you didn't like? ---Yes
Slept in until 5 PM? --- Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? --- Yes
Held a snake? --- Yes
Ran a red light? --- Yes
Been suspended from school? --- No
Experienced love at first sight? --- No
Totaled your car in an accident? --- No
Been fired from a job? --- No
Fired somebody? --- No
Sang karaoke? --- Yes
Pointed a gun at someone? ---Yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? ---Yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? ---No
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? --- No
Kissed in the rain? --- No
Had a close brush with death (your own)? --- No
Seen someone die? ---No
Played spin-the-bottle? --- No
Sang in the shower? --- Yes
Smoked a cigar? --- Yes
Sat on a rooftop? --- Yes
Taken pictures of yourself naked? --- No
Smuggled something into another country? --- No
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? --- Yes
Broken a bone? --- No
Eaten a bug? --- No
Sleepwalked? --- No
Rode a motorcycle? --- Yes
Dumped someone? --- No
Forgotten your anniversary? --- No
Lied to avoid a ticket? --- No
Ridden in a helicopter? --- Yes
Shaved your head? --- No
Played a prank on someone? --- Yes
Hit a home run? --- No
Felt like killing someone? --- Yes
Cross-dressed? --- Yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? --- No
Eaten snake? --- No
Marched/Protested? ---No
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? --- No
Puked on amusement ride? --- Yes
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? --- Yes
Been in a band? ---No
Knitted? ---No
Been on TV? --- Yes
Shot a gun? --- Yes
Skinny-dipped? --- Yes
Gave someone stitches? ---No
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? --- No
Ridden a surfboard? --- No
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? --- Yes
Had surgery? --- Yes
Streaked? --- No
Taken by ambulance to hospital? --- No
Passed out when not drinking? --- No
Peed on a bush? --- Yes
Donated Blood? --- Yes
Grabbed electric fence? --- No
Eaten alligator meat? --- No
Eaten cheesecake? --- Yes
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? --- No
Killed an animal when not hunting? --- Yes
Peed your pants in public? --- No
Sneaked into a movie without paying? --- No
Written graffiti? ---Yes
Still love someone you shouldn't? --- No
Think about the future? --- Yes
Been in handcuffs? --- Yes
Believe in love? --- Yes

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spelling Bee

So here I sit watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Holy Crap! How I obtained a Doctorate is beyond me. I have never heard any of these words, ever. Granted I'm a crappy speller anyway, (thank Bill Gates for spell check)but what the hell. Ok none of these are real words.

Monday, May 11, 2009

50 Lbs of Crazy -- Updated

This is what 50 lbs of pit bull looks like when she snuggles with her daddy. Right now she is laying in front of the garage door waiting for him to come back in from working out. She's a big daddy's girl.

Anybody who says that pit bulls are naturally aggressive or mean needs to come spend the day with our puppygirl.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Ministry of Funny Hats

I highly recommend the Disney birthday trip. You get in free (you have to register ahead of time), and you get a button with your name on it that indicates its your birthday. All day long the cast says happy birthday to you. At one point, during the Celebration Parade, Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother wished me happy birthday from the float.

Near the end of the day we were shopping and Jerry who works in the Emporium dressed me up as you see above, we took pictures then he announced my birthday (and age) to the entire store, all of whom wished me a happy birthday.

It was quite possible one of the best birthdays I have ever had.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

50 Lbs of Crazy

Baby girl turned 50 today.... 50 pounds.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

So wrong on so many levels

Just for the record, the "Burger King" scares the crap out of me. This commercial while funny (ish) is so wrong.....

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Time Marches On...

Back in the day before marriage and soul-crushing jobs, when I was living with Wendy,if I left the house after 10 pm on Saturday night, it was dressed in tight Wranglers, and a cowboy hat. The intent was to drink beer and flirt with cowboys 10 years younger then me.

Last night I left the house after 10pm in my pajamas to go watch Twilight with my mom. We had popcorn, and milk duds. No beer, no cowboys. It was a lot of fun, but boy how times have changed.

Monday, March 09, 2009

R.I.P. Kody

Kody Bowman (AKA: Kody Boy & Mr. Kody) passed away at Bluffs Animal Hospital today. He was 15. He had fought a long battle with kidney disease.

Kody loved to play with his catnip toys and was especially fond of his best friend carrot. Carrot was his confident for many years and kept all Kody's secrets.

Kody also loved to chase and catch lizards on the porch. He would often bring the little guys in the house to show us his hunting prowess.

Kody enjoined eating. His favorite food was yogurt, which he would share with his mom in the mornings while she got ready for work. He also loved bomb pop and bull riding nights with mom and Wendy. Oddly enough he liked saltine crackers too.

Kody is survived by his mom, Sonja and Husband, his sisters Kady and Nala and many, many friends and family.

Much thanks to the doctor's and staff at Bluffs Animal Hospital for all their great care of Kody right to the end.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Puppy Graduation

Yes, our puppy graduated from puppy obedience school this week. We're so proud!!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Food on a Stick

Husband and I went to the State Fair today. I love the fair! Bunnies, and cows and bears OH MY! You can also get almost any kind of food you want on a stick, or fired or in some cases both.

I got licked by a giraffe, which reminds me of a Wendy story. Shortly after Wendy came to live with me, she went to the Fair and fed the giraffe. She promptly came home and asked if we could have one. I had to break the news to her that I didn't think we were zoned for giraffe. We got a Basset Hound instead.

Anyway, I petted lots of farm animals and ate lots of fried junk (Mmmm fried cheddar cheese) and brought home my yearly bag of cotton candy.

It was a good weekend off with husband.