Monday, August 28, 2006

My adventures plus more!!!

Alright, I'm back!! I told you I would write about my adventures of last week so here they go.

Last Monday I took Brooke to the bathroom at about 7 in the evening. We get in there, I pull her panties down, and as I get up from bending over, I notice a not so familiar thing on a towel in the bathroom. I took a double take to make sure I wasn't seeing things, and I wasn't. It wasn't a bad dream at all. There was a rattlesnake at Brooke's feet. Comforting you think. I screamed bloody murder, opened the door, hollared to my dad, and grabbed Brooke and ran out. My dad came running down the hall. He had to take a few things out to get to the little buger, but he put him in a bucket, put a lid on it, took him outside, and I'm pretty for sure that he cut his head off. It was scary, but the good thing is that he was not coiled, but stretched out. No one was hurt, which was awesome. Brooke would've been bitten, but she wasn't.

Then on Friday, Brooke and I went outside to swing and play, and ended up playing with the dog. We left the pool side of the backyard and went to the otherside. Our backyard is divided into two sections and is fenced off. One section is quite small and contains the pool and play equipment, while the other side, which is large, belongs to the dog. Its all for safety reasons beceause of the pool. Its always been that way since I can remember. Anyway, we went back to Gina's side of the backyard, and as we were getting ready to go inside, Brooke started running toward the back porch when all of a sudden, flat as a board there's ANOTHER baby rattlesnake on the backporch, I hollered snake, and again for the second time in a couple of days dad comes running, and chops off his head. We showed Brooke the snake, and she still thinks he's on the back porch and in the bathroom. It doesn't stop her from going to the bathroom or going outside on the back porch, but she remembers those bad boys and knows to look for them. I made my dad show the last snake to her while it was still on the shovel dead, so that she could see it up close and understand that they are "bad." Anyway, I hope no one is having the luck that Brooke and I are having. Because Brooke and I seem to find all the rattlesnakes around here. Happy hunting.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sorry Friends

I know that I haven't posted in a while, well 6 whole days. I'm still alive I haven't fall off the face of the earth quite yet. I know I know, despite some of your wishes. I've been a busy lady because of my new job and all. I LOVE MY NEW JOB. Let me know that you are still out there, if you haven't quit reading yet. I better get back to the grindstone, I was just thinking of everyone so thought I'd take a little time to say that I haven't gone away quite yet. Tonight I will post about yesterdays adventures in the bathroom.

Stay Tuned.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

As I'm looking forward to this career move I'm reminded of this book by Dr. Suess that many high school graduates get as a gift. I was given this book by my sister Tuesdie, and from time to time I sit down and read it. Well, today is the day I'm off to great places. Wish me well.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.


You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

---Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Well, Kids

Tomorrow is my last official day as an employee of Campbell Construction Company. It's been a pleasure working there and interacting with everyone on a daily basis. Know that you all will be missed. I'm sure I will keep in touch with them for the simple fact that my dad works there and I'll see them at Christmas if not sooner. I will be working around the corner from the YMCA downtown. WOOHOO...perhaps I should get a membership...hhahahah....I'll be too busy with school and what not. To those of you who I worked with from other companies, thank you for always being nice to me, no matter what. It's been a pleasure. Mike and lighting you know who you are!!! I'll keep in touch either here or via email, and for some of you I'll just give you a call.

The guys you have been a blessing to me for the past three years and I can not thank you enough for being second dads to me in some cases. You all are great, may you go far.

"You will go far grasshopper." Mike Snow...thanks for everything....

Everyone else, and you know who you are thanks again for everything. I promise I'll keep in touch, I would simply not leave you without saying goodbye or goodluck. I know I'm going to like my new job, it just seems so much more laid back at my new office vs. Campbell. I'll be doing what I love and that is Drafting, its what I'm going to school for and its what I'm passionate about.


Signing off...




Story of my life
Searching for the right
But it keeps avoiding me
Sorrow in my soul
Cause it seems that wrong
Really loves my company

He's more than a man
And this is more than love
The reason that the sky is blue
But clouds are rolling in
Because I'm gone again
And to him I just can't be true

And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful
And it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying

I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
Everytime I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be...
A murderer

I feel it in the air
As I'm doing my hair
Preparing for another date
A kiss upon my cheek
As he reluctantly
Asks if I'm gonna be out late
I say I won't be long
Just hanging with the girls
A lie I didn't have to tell
Because we both know
Where I'm about to go
And we know it very well

Cause I know that he knows I'm unfaithful
And it kills him inside
To know that I am happy with some other guy
I can see him dying

I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
Everytime I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be...
A murderer

Our love, his trust
I might as well take a gun and put it to his head
Get it over with
I don't wanna do this
Anymore (anymore)

I don't wanna do this anymore
I don't wanna be the reason why
And everytime I walk out the door
I see him die a little more inside
And I don't wanna hurt him anymore
I don't wanna take away his life
I don't wanna be...
A murderer (a murderer)

No no no no

Yeah yeah yeah

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sorry Kids!!!

There is no FCF for this week as Megan and I didn't get together for lunch on Friday!! We're sorry, but here are some pictures from Saturday.

My nephews ceiling fell in so my sister and I cleaned it up on Saturday all by ourselves.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Talk about ghetto!!!!!!!!

Talk about Ghetto, now I don't call this an official license plate if you ask me. I saw this while I was driving to town to go to megan's for Hoochapalooza 2006 which wasn't as fun as 2005. This is on I20 on an eighteenwheeler...What the heck. So if you get stopped you say, yea thats my "official" license plate issued by the state of Alabama. After all they are a bunch of hillbillies so this probably works in their state, I wonder how far they got in the state of Texas where we don't take crap from anyone. No offense Mike Clark, you are not a hillbilly. You are way cool, and I'm going to miss talking to you when I'm gone from Campbell but I'll definitely keep in touch with you via email. You're an awesome guy, and I LOVE your accent...hehehe!!! Enjoy the ghettoness, theres a touch of it everywhere you look...hahaha

My Saturday attempted drunkeness!!!!!!!!

Saturday night Brooke went to the babysitters house and spent the night and I went to Megans house and spent the night there. We had fun. We did facials, drank, pedicures, drank, manicures, drank, watched seasons of Sex and the City, and drank. We drank a lot and I know I wreaked of alcohol. However the planned drunken stuper never happened. I was bummed. We had cosmopolitans, I had some tarantula, crown and coke, and a beer. Enough alcohol to surely make me drunk. Oh was I wrong. Meg and I took pictures of us doing facials, and pedicures. Oh yes, and I know that its not fortune cookie friday, but we did sit around with a box of 12 fortune cookies, broke them, and checked out our fortunes. So here are my fortunes from the box of 12 of which we both got six. Here they are:

Fortune 1: "If you want to understand a man's mind, listen to his words - in bed."

Fortune 2: "Your life will be happy and peaceful - in bed."

Fortune 3: "Beauty is in your heart, let it out, let it beat, give yourself a treat - in bed."

Fortune 4: "Your life will be happy and peaceful - in bed."

Fortune 5: "Fortune cookies says: There is excitement to be found everywhere you go - in bed."
Fortune 6: "As the sky is blue, the sea waves are true, good fortune is coming to you - in bed."

So the fortune's were good we thought. So here are some pictures from our fun in the dark....

Me being silly in my facial mask!!!

Megan and I in our masks.

Megan looking really cute with her mask on!!!

picture at beginning of blog is mine & Megs feet during our self pedicures.

Friday, August 04, 2006


HAPPY 100TH JALOPY!!!!!!!!!! You made it. Today this is my 100th post. I can't believe that it seems like just yesterday that I started this thing. Where in the world has time gone. My daughters growing up, she's in panties now, and is talking in full sentences and can carry on some pretty interesting conversations with you. That little stink is my world. ANYWAY, ON TO WHAT YOU REALLY CAME HERE FOR: FORTUNE COOKIE FRIDAY!!!!!!!!

Here I am. Its Friday again!!!!!! YIPPIE… IT’S FORTUNE COOKIE FRIDAY!! Is there any day better than today. It’s the day that everyone awaits. Fridays are the days where some people only work ½ day, others work full days and look forward to the weekend. And my avid readers look forward to FCF, so it really is a GRAND day.

I had lunch with Megan, my sister, and her kids today, and it was fantastic. So without further a due I present to you my fortune *gong sound*

“Use your charm and personality to your advantage – in bed.”

Have fun friends and join the FCF gang. We think its fun and since we don’t know what else to do with our fortunes we present them to the public for humiliation!!!!!!!
To find out more about FCF go here

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lurking, is not cool....

Dearest Lurkers,

I know you are out there!!! I have put this little map thing on here that you can’t see that tells me that YOU ARE OUT THERE AND WHERE YOU ARE FROM. Don’t be scared my friends, I will not come haunt, stalk, or otherwise hurt you. But its time to come out of the woods, take off the camouflage and tell me who you are and where you’re from. If you have a blog yourself, let me know about it, I’ll come visit you.

Flash, and MC I know you read this thing, but you don’t leave comments anymore….what’s wrong with you people. You gripe because I haven’t posted then when I do post you hardly ever show me that you love me.

Megan, now come on you’re my best friend and have been for 16 years….Now that you don’t have to clean out the litter box, you can litter my comment box with comments.


Until next time lurkers!!

Signing off..



I know that it’s not Friday, but I haven’t gotten around to doing FCF so here I am now. Megan, Matt, and I went to eat at our local Chinese food hotspot on Friday and today, so you’ll have the pleasure of seeing TWO…yes my friends TWO fortunes. I hope that you will enjoy.

Fridays was:

“You will find your solution where you least expect it – in bed”

Todays is:

“Your health is important. Eat your vegetables – in bed.”

That one didn’t make for a very good laugh….to find out more about FCF go *here*