Monday, December 31, 2007


It's Monday. I guess I should post. I don't do New Years Resolutions. I know better. I always want to be a better person, I just don't need to make an actual goal.

So, what should I write about on New Years Eve? I'll think on it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays

Well, the holidays are just a memory it seems, but not quite. We have off today though, so that's a good extension. It IS boxing day - not that THAT means anything in the US. Anyway, we still have a get together with the husband's family this weekend and then we are going to some friends' for new years eve.

Well, we are broke so the kids didn't get too much, but luckily I started getting things earlier this year so they got more than I thought. Adults didn't get each other anything, but we are fine with that. We decided we WANT things and we'll get them eventually. I want a new camera (mine broke and the one I'm using now is NOT the greatest.) Kenny wants a new guitar. He just thinks he needs new ones all the time, but that is fine.

Ok, so the kids of the broke people actually DID have a good holiday. Santa brought the girl an easel. I wanted her to get a nice one, but she got kid one from Target and she loved it anyway. I got it on the blitz at 6am and only paid $15 so the fact she loved it is AWESOME. Amory got a MP3 player from Santa. It's a sponge bob one. It was 1gb and you can use a sd card for more space and it was $50. That was our big ticket item, really. I know it was alot, but this kid is a music man. AND, it's big enough he won't lose it. Should be interesting to see what he puts on it. Stockings each had a webkinz, a dvd, a couple of packs of trading cards, a couple hotwheels, and a small thing of candy. Corey got holiday socks and Amory got underwear. No idea why santa sends that sort of stuff OFTEN, but no one argues.

From each other, Amory got a skateboard and Corey got a makeup set. Both things they really wanted, both under $10. Amory really wants a REAL skateboard, but you know, he's 6 and I don't want to shell out that kind of money and have him not take care of it.

From us, Corey got a new karate gi (she needed it and well, you wrap it and it's a gift.), two bratz (yeah, I'm the mom who buys these), two canvases that were pretty big, a fashion design kit (with fabric and needles and everything. She already made a dress), and that may have been it. Amory got a hotwheels set, some marvel action figures, a spiderman memory game, a cosmic catch game, and a small rc helicopter.

Don't feel bad for these kids though, they got a TON of stuff at my mom's house. Mostly clothes, but they both got things they really wanted. Amory got a Nerf N-Strike Disk Shot (yeah, guns too) and Corey got a T.I.M. Doll that she really wanted. I don't know anything about these dolls but she loved it. They also got random stuff over there. Amory got a farm set (which he loved) and Corey got a sword and stand. These will be for display only, but she loved it. She's learning sword in karate this year, so it will be cool to have it. She is really loving the martial arts stuff.

Anyway, we are all done with spending money, so that's good. Hopefully we will still have money for food!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What's up

So, I was going to add on to my google meme with a "favorite animal" because I saw it on ...and the pursuit of happiness and thought I was missing out. BUT, I finally decided I didn't have a favorite animal. I love lizards, frogs, and snakes. So something in that area.

I had karate testing which I talked about on my kids' sports blog.

I'm off work for an ice storm that didn't happen. Kids are out of school. The boy has been playing outside in the freezing rain. He forgot his gloves at school yesterday though.

Oh and while Amory was at basketball, Corey was at the church. The music director was RAVING about Amory and the bell choir. Apparently, he just walked in, listened for a bit and got it down immediately. She kept telling my mom how hard it is, but that he picked it up so fast. I always knew he was music minded but WOW, I was so proud of him.

Other than that nothing is going on.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Google Images Meme

Ok, so what the heck is a meme? I looked it up and decided I didn't care that much what the definition was. I liked this one when I saw it on Cheeze Whiz and Mustard so I took it. I randomly read blogs so I hadn't read that one in ages and the first time I do, I steal something.

How it works: Type the answer to each question in a Google image search and post the 1st picture result. (Be forewarned, if you are going to be 34 it's pregnant belly, I went with something else instead though. I'll probably do that for other ones too. I'm a cheater. I also don't know how old I am unless I do the math.) Oh and host them yourself. I don't want anyone thinking I'm encouraging bandwitdth theft.

Age at my next birthday:
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I chose this one because it's cool

Place I’d like to travel:
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Ireland is just so pretty, and it has lots of haunted places. Also, one of my internet buddies lives in Ireland. I've been infatuated with Ireland for a long time. Yeah, I have Irish blood and many people ask me that because of the red hair. Most people I know that are Irish don't have red hair, but whatever. This lead me on a tangent about red hair, including the origins of red hair. Part of this tangent included the thought of "Why are the red heads in movies bullies?" I know as a kid growing up with red hair, you were more likely to be picked on because of it. Two movies I can think of right now are Billy Madison- the O'Doyles have red hair. And How to Eat Fried Worms- the bully in that one has red hair. Makes me mad EVERY time. I'll live.

Favourite place:
Washington State. These pictures made me home sick and I haven't been there for 15 years! The first one is a similar view you see all over Whidbey Island. The second one is the Deception Pass Bridge. It's how you know you're almost home! I so love the area. You have woods, mountains, ocean, and there is Seattle if you want city life.
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Favorite object: This is a hard question. Know in advance that I won't put people because they aren't objects, although there are several people I couldn't do without. The obvious would be a computer. People that know me, know I love my computer. I'm choosing to not interpret this as "possession" though. My favorite object of all time is a car. But, I just have to decide WHICH car is a favorite. My first car was a 1970 buick skylark. Doing an image search just made me fall back in love! I wish I still had one! My second car was a 1971 Pontiac Ventura II. Same basic body style. I had the ventura for a long time. I just needed something more practical when the baby was born (10 long years ago.) I think I sound like a guy stereotype. My loves were cars and I had to let them go for the kid. Oh well, the kid is a keeper! I also had a 1967 Mercedes 230s that I pine for.
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Favorite food: Ok, another hard one - Pineapple pizza (yes, I'm a freak)
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Of course, I eat at pepperjax so often, so it's also my favorite. Seriously, I ate there Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Favorite color: cerulean (I could say blue, but it's not just ANY blue. I'm a crayola fanatic)
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Nick name: I will go with
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Kenny calls me this.

Place you were born:
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that's fun!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The iTunes (or windows media) Meme

LA Daddy posted this on his blog and it's cool Of course, I love music, so that helps. Oh and alphabetically symbols and numbers go before the alphabet and I noticed iTunes puts the numbers last.

The iTunes Meme!

How many total songs? approximately 55210 (in fairness, my husband IS addicted, and many aren't ones I would have necessarily picked, but the music is AS A FAMILY).

Sort by song title - First and Last… First #1 Zero - Audioslave
Last zzxyz - Stone Sour

Sort by Time - Shortest and Longest… Longest The Garden - Cathedral 26:51
Shortest The Ballad Of Jimi Hendrix - S.O.D. 0:05

Sort by Album - First and Last… First 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening - Coalesce
Last ZZ Tops First Album - ZZ Top

Sort by Artist - First and Last… First 100 Demons
Last ZZ Top

Top Five Most Played Songs… Anthrax – Antisocial
Metallica – Jump in the Fire
NOFX – Leaving Jesusland
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Anthrax – In My World

Find the following words. How many songs show up?
Sex 108
Death 399
Love ll92
You 3074
Home 248
Boy 350
Girl 345

First five songs that come up on Party Shuffle…

Number One Chicken - Red Aunts
In The Wild - Uk Subs
Win - David Bowie
Saccharine - Good Riddance
Diamond Ring - The Black Crowes

What’s in your iTunes? Would you like to play along?

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