Friday, August 24, 2007

Yeah, so its Friday?

So, its Friday.. And lemme tell you nothing beats spending it at work.. Right? I know you all know what I'm talking about.. Its the first day in like a week that it hasn't rained pretty much all day.. And here I am. But I had the Insurance people out this am (because I didn't have to come to work till later) and according to them there is $3500 in damage to my little car..SO now I just have to figure out what to do with it.. And I could be playing Yahoo games right now but I thought that I would update all you lovelies on what's been going on... And I'm sorry to say but that's all. Tomorrow is my darling Mom's birthday, she will be "29" because she never gets any older than that.. I was going to go all out and post a big to-do on here, but She probably won't read the blog until like 2 weeks from now.. SO I'll just go with HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY!!
We're going out to eat and stuff tomorrow so that's cool. Plus, its one more weekend that I don't have to work. WOOHOO! I guess I don't really have anything else to ramble about- I mean I'm sure I could but its not really worth it. So, I hope everyone has a good weekend, and be safe!

Monday, August 20, 2007

The big 6-0!

Go me, 60 posts, whoo hoo.. Well. Let's see what kind of mind candy I can come up with today. Probably only coming up with something to call it.. So, I filed a claim for my car- maybe I should try and take some pics of it during lunch. Anyways, why is it that all these companies don't have people that I can easily understand- I'm not talking people from out of the country, I'm talking these people from the south. Fast talkers with an accent.. Bah- talk a little slower- sheesh. I'm from the Midwest, we only talk fast when there is something going on or we gotta go! So I have such a boring life. All I did this weekend was worked, did laundry, and bought more school supplies. But seriously, the deals I found were so good that I had to buy them, I mean I just couldn't pass them up.. I saved a total of $14.42 at Walgreen's, they are so overpriced anyways but seriously- I didn't buy a whole ton of stuff but saved a ton. SO here is what I got. And I thought that I would be done buying stuff, because I do have a whole lot. And I've only spent $41.
So, Mom wanted her foot in the pic and so I decided that it would be funny. She only has 4 painted nails! But in this picture are: 4 Compasses, 4 protractors (that are flexible, so cool), 4 more packs of pencils, 5 boxes of Crayola markers (that cost 25 cents each), 3 more packs of pens, 6 packs of high lighters, 6 prs of scissors, and 5 packs (15 total) pink pearl erasers (also 25 cents each). There was more stuff that I wanted but they were out of it all because the price was only 1 cent. And why don't they have a cent key on the computer? So, I've got a whole lotta stuff. If I can find the 1 cent stuff, I'd buy a bunch of that too. The kicker is that I went to the store 1 hour and 15 minutes after they opened, there had to be people waiting to get in or something! SO I guess that's really all I have for today. Ohh my MN Twins were awesome yesterday. Santana had 17 strikeouts, that was a new club record! Well, if I can get some pics of my car during lunch I'll be back to post them- Ya'll have a good day now, ya'hear!

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Well, So I didn't get right back to the blog this week, but lucky for me I get to work today and so I figured I could squeeze it in. I hate working Sat. but it's raining out and so, its not like I could be working on my tan or anything. So its ok. I'm not getting paid overtime, because I took part of Thursday off to get some estimates on my car. One was $3,902.86, second one was $1200.00, and the third one was $2700. So who knows, I did stop at the CU and pay off my car load though. Like two years early. But anyways. This whole car thing has just been the center of my whole week. And its just so draining. Blah. But I think that now I have it mostly under control. I have to call and make a claim on Monday, and then hopefully after that it will be mostly done and over with.. On to some pictures..

Well, last Sat night, I was on my way to Target or Wally's or somewhere and there were storms somewhere and I saw these cool clouds and my mom said, oh that would be cool with a brown filter (we do have a camera that uses filters) but the digital doesn't but it has the sepia, so I took some with that and they did turn out kind of cool, minus the power lines! And that darn cat. He caught a mouse last night sometime, and left it on the patio for us to see. But he is so tiny that this pic makes him look so funny. I wish that his ears weren't cut off, but I still like it..
Now on to something different. This week and next week we are having a school supply drive at my work. Well, I have a weakness for pens, pencils, crayons..etc so I've been doing a ton of shopping...I gave myself a budget of $50 to spend on school supplies. All of these supplies are going to a local place that is a food shelf and so much more. During the back to school season, they fill backpacks with supplies for kids. They need everything and they try to fill the supply list provided by the school. So this is a pic of all the stuff that I've bought so far. Except for 2 of the backpacks Mom bought those. We also had a Strawberry Shortcake sale, to raise money to give them. And who does Blogger like to make me mad. All I want is to put in my pictures.. And its not letting me...grrrr..

Well,in case you are wondering how much stuff is actually in that picture here is a list. 4 backpacks, 4 rulers, 14 glue sticks, 10 boxes of crayons, 6 boxes of pens, 3 boxes of pencils, 6 boxes of colored pencils, 6 bottles of glue, 35 notebooks and 40 folders..I think that's all. And the kickers is that I have only spent like 28 dollars, its under $30 for sure. That still leaves me with $20 to spend. But I got some really good deals on pretty much everything.
These pictures I took in front of the yard light in my driveway. I just though my shadow looked weird because its one of those security lights with the 2 bulbs so its like a double shadow.. SO anyways.. Maybe I'll try and take some pics of my car.. So I hope everyone has a nice weekend :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What the HAIL! damn...

Ok, seriously, what the's my proof!

These pictures are from my house, we got hit with a hail storm, notice the LARGE, Freakin' hail.. Well, we need a new roof, and I have hail damage on my little car-The first pic is in my back yard, its it a PILE of hail under the valley of the roof. It was like 2 feet deep- and it was cold! It was golf ball sized. It was the craziest thing I have ever seen in my life. It started out small, pea sized and just kept getting bigger and bigger.. Now I am faced with the challenges of getting my car fixed.. and I've never had to deal with something like this before, so its kind of hard. I just feel like I don't know what to do.. B/F's truck and his mom and dad's cars are all dented up also. Its just the craziest thing. I live a pretty smooth uneventful life for the most part, and I'm still just trying to ignore it all! I took some cool storm pictures a few days before all this crap, I will post them tomorrow. Our gardens are practically destroyed, but I'm hoping they come around. I can't bring myself to go look at the pumpkin again, but maybe tonight I will, it has a lot of broken leaves, but the main stem and everything looks pretty good..Well, that's all I have for today, or for now..

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

It's the eye of the...

PIZZA? Insert eye of the tiger song here. Eye of the pizza, its the thrill of the bite. Thats all I could come up with. Mainly because I don't know all the words to the song..As the last seeing mushroom stalks his prey in the night, rising up to the challenge of other toppings..I think I'm so funny..

Ok, so this is a mushroom..Let me tell you the story. Friday night B/F and I ordered a pizza. Its a Philly Steak pizza and it has green peppers, onions, mushrooms and steak on it.. with some kind of white sauce or something, anyways, minus the mushrooms, and the onions I can see, its good. Well, I opened the box and this was looking at me, and I laughed and said "You have to come look at this mushroom". And I thought it was so funny. And I even kept it..Its in a ziploc in my fridge..staring at me when I go in the fridge...Even looking at it now, I'm laughing. Its so creepy looking...Moving on! Here is my daisy. Now, this is a gerbera daisy that we bought 2 or 3 years ago, I think they are supposed to die , but I've had luck with 2 of them.. This on I love, and I hope it never dies!

What else, ooo, I have flowers and little tiny beans growing. I'm excited for them, they were so much fun last year. I would come home from work and pick 10, 20 or 30 beans every day. Its fun. I also have a bunch of peas. Now these..lemme tell you, first a bunch of them didn't come up, then some of them got eaten they are supposed to be a small variety that doesn't need a trellis (the ones I wanted got like 6 foot vines) well, no one told me they would need a stake or something. They are like a a cross between a vine, and bush.. because I didn't stake them so the grew about 6-7 inches then flopped over then grew up some more. Its like they can't support themselves. They are so crazy. But I'm trying to get them to grow up-right. Either way they are getting peas, so that's really the important part. This weekend was pretty nice, it rained most of the day on Saturday, but Mom and I moved the fence that is around the pumpkin, because it was trying to bust out! Hopefully, it will be happier now and have enough room , I mean they grow for another 2+ months. Well, I think that's all I have for you peoples today. Happy Tuesday!

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's a GIRL!

Yippee!! Yippee! Well, I'm not talking babies here people. I'm talking pumpkins!! Here's my proof. That little nub at the bottom of the flower will soon be a pretty orange pumpkin- assuming the plant lives, and that end doesn't get eaten off...

Ok, what else, I have pics-o-plenty tonight. The only thing that sucks is that I have dial-up and it's slow tonight to to upload 1 pic takes a long time...The up side is that I can watch the TWINS while I'm waiting for the pictures to load..So here is my topic for the day. People who have stuffed animals in the back window of their cars. If you are one of these people please explain it to me. I don't understand this, and I think it is stupid. I see this crap pretty much everyday when I am leaving work. Now, I was going to drive around by work and capture this lovely sight..faded teddy bears and kitty cats. Beanie babies stacked on top of each other. But I got off work early for a change and wanted to come straight home, so I did. But I figured this would not be a hard thing to find and that I could just go up to the grocery store or Wal-Mart and it wouldn't be an issue. It was! This must not be something that people do in my town, otherwise they are to embarrassed to go out when people will see their 18 frogs, loving each other in the window.. SO I had to re-create just for the sake of my rant. But I will find some other cars with them in for real..These pictures aren't the best because it was like 8pm and there was alot of glare from the sky, but it makes my point. I put Elmo right in the middle to make sure that he was blocking my view..

And while driving around, probably looking like some kind of freak-a-zoid, I saw this dandy of a license plate! I wonder if it's an occupation or a name...Hopefully ya'll can see it ok, it says "POTMAN" it was parked outside of a restaurant and I didn't want to look like a total freak so I just stopped and took one pic, otherwise I would have gotten a better one.. da na na nananan dananan POTMAN (sung to the tune of Batman).

So was the post a let down? Or was it least somewhat interesting? It only took me 1 hour to do..because of the slow uploads. So, I guess that's all I have.. Oh, I started my snake scarf. it seems to be going pretty well so far, I hope that it turns out and doesn't look like crap.. that happens sometimes.. Have a great weekend!

Post #1

Well, since I don't have the pics I want to post yet, meaning I haven't taken them yet. I am posting my Sunset Pictures for the Funky Photo challenge. I took these when I was on vacation. I just thought the clouds were cool, all swirly and all- I like to take pictures of clouds..

And I changed my template in hopes that when I post pics side by side that they won't screw up the words so much. I haven't decided if I like it yet.. I still need to putz with it and change stuff around. I'm hoping to get my other pictures taken on my way home so that I can illustrate for you all what I am going to be talking about in my next post. If you want something funny to look at hop on over to Extreme Craft. It is very funny and has a bunch of goofy stuff on it. Well, that's all for now, I'll see if I have anymore sunset pics to post. I can't write very much or I won't have anything for later.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Loss for words!

Well, in case you live in a cave, let me enlighten you as to what happened here yesterday around 6:05 pm. This bridge here, the 35W bridge that goes over the Mississippi River, collapsed and fell into the river. How freakin' crazy is that?

I was just over this bridge over the weekend, and B/F and I were talking about how when he was a kid, going over this bridge scared him because it was so high. And it never really scared me, I actually like(d) going over this bridge because you could see the river, and you could see the lock and dam. And I like that kind of stuff. If you want to see more pictures just Google the images and you'll be able to find a whole bunch. This coverage is the only thing that has been on the news since about 6pm last night. Its just very unreal. Everyone that I know has been over this bridge a ton of times.. That is how we suburbanites get to MPLS, to clubs, Sports games are all down in close proximity to this bridge..The very strange thing about this bridge is that there are no supports IN the river, its 500 feet wide! It was supported by one single solid arch (well two, one on each side..I'm guessing). Its just weird all the times I've been on it and I'm sure that there are a lot of people, thinking the same thing, that it could have been ME, it could have been someone I know, and actually a guy that I work with was telling my Mom that his daughter and granddaughter, went over that bridge at 5:45 pm, just minutes before this happened..

Well, moving on to something that isn't totally scary! I got my snake scarf kit yesterday, it was waiting for me when I got home, I was so excited and wanted to start it but I thought that I had the right needles, but I couldn't find then, so I was bummed! But I have a coupon and I'm not afraid to spend money at Micheal's! Haha! So here is a picture of me with my cake and a pic of my package! Ha that sounds terrible. Which is why I left it, funny, funny. OK, well it isn't doing anything when I click on the "insert pic" button..So I'm waiting..finally.. The second pic is of the Hibiscus you can only see 5 flowers but there were 6, this is the most flowers I've seen on it. It was pretty cool.
Please turn your head to the right.. SO that you can see this pic because I don't know feel like flipping it around..My arms look so fat..But in my defense I was trying to hold up the cake with out it slipping off onto the floor...
Ok, moving on from all that. I have something very special and fun planned for tomorrow, it'll probably be a flop but its something that I see pretty much everyday and it bugs me :P Stay tuned, stay cool!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

What up Wednesday!

OK, so all the fun and excitement is over. My birthday is over, vacation is over...Now, there isn't much to look forward to for a while now.. Let's see. I'll just go in order of the days since I blogged last. Friday night, I worked 2nd shift so I didn't do anything. Saturday my family got together for my birthday, it was hot. But it was fun. I have a pretty small family and we get together pretty often, but its still fun. Here are the gifts that I got. I also got some money from my Uncle, but I didn't take a picture of that..We played in the pool, Owen had a good time splashing around, we played ladder ball, and then we had a DQ icecream cake (yummy).

The bell I got from my sister, its for my bike. It has a kitty on it with bones. Its so cool. The candles (6 of them) and the funny bag are from B/F's mom. Sunday, my actual birthday everyone was gone, so B/F and I hung out all day. We had Applebee's and watched the Twins game, then we went to Minneapolis to a record store called Fifth Element. It's a local record store run by a local record lable, and the artists work there, so its pretty cool. Then we went to a park on the river called Islands of Peace Park. Its pretty neat. Its on a bank on the Mississippi River and you zig zag down the bank to a flat part and then you can go down by the river, and since it had been SO dry, its very low and there are a few "islands" out in the river.. But it was pretty hot out, and it kind of stunk.. But I still like it there, and I had a good time. I don't have any pictures of that because it was not a planned stop, we were going to go in the morning but we decided that we didn't really feel like going. But later in the day we did. And I'm glad we did. On to the boring crap, Monday I worked all day, by myself. That was a rip. Last night, our power went out, we live in an old neighboorhood and our power rarely goes out, and it was like the whole town, it was strange. I hopped on my bike to see what the deal was, and it seemed like everyone was outside, talking and standing around in their driveways, watering the yards and stuff, waiting for the power to come back on, just like I was.. It was a pretty nice ride though. And this is what it looks like when the power goes out and you have to use a flashlight to call the power company..but you don't know you're having your picture taken and you move..
What else, OH- well my pumpkins are now singular, pumpkin. I have no clue what happened but I only have one. The other one looks like it just broke off at the roots.. SO that sucked. There are TWO fences around them (it) so its a mystery to me..but I was bummed but I just hope that the other one grows and gets some girl flowers so that I can have some pumpkins...I guess there isn't much else. I'm wating for my snake scarf kit, I'm not sure when I will get it. Welp, I gotta go. Stay cool!