Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Me Me Me

1. Do you wear a name tag at work?
I'm supposed to, but the picture is a little scary, so it stays at the bottom of my bag

2. What kind of car do you drive?
Hyundai Elantra, but I'm hoping for a Mazda3 soon and very soon

3. What do you order when you go to Taco Bell?
either a taco salad or a mexican pizza - yum

4. Have you ever had a garage sale?
yes, just a few months ago - I didn't enjoy it - I'm not good at haggling and it feels like a personal insult when people don't want your stuff

5. What color is your iPod?
silver, but it has this awesome pink rubbery case over it

6. What kind of dog do you have?
a 40 lb. mutt named Sophie, and a wiener dog/spitz mix named Dolly

7. What's for dinner tonight?
Jack in the Box tacos

8. What is the last alcoholic beverage you had?
communion in Prague, Czech Republic - I don't drink alcohol

9. Stupidest thing you ever did with your cell phone?
had it stolen from my car, although technically I didn't do that, somebody else did - and then spent 2 weeks hunting it down and getting it back from a chain-smoking stripper who worked at Babydolls. yikes.

10. Last time you were sick?
few months ago - I get the same crud every year

11. How long is your hair?
it's shoulder length. I am SO growing it out and getting blond streaks and highlights. I'm giving myself a gradual makeover and I'm SUPER excited about it :)

12. Are you happy right now?
um, I wouldn't say happy. I'd say okay.

13. What did you say last?
"Tonight was not my night" (to the creepy guy in the dressing room at Old Navy, who "mistakes" all mothers as sisters of their daughters, and tells you "Please let me know if you need a smaller size," and then kind of leers at you - does anybody know who I'm talking about??) I was trying on bathing suits - need I say more?

14. Who came over last?
Laura Beth and Molly

16. Have your brothers or sisters ever told you that you were adopted?
no - I was the practical joker and did things far worse than telling Joe he was adopted - like stuffing him in the fireplace - NOT while it was lit - and forcing him to eat "cupcakes" made out of flour and water (separate incidents, not at the same time)

17. What is your favorite key chain on your keys?
the only one I have is a cheesy teacher key chain that says "Teachers rule" on a little ruler with an apple on it.

18. What was the last movie you watched at home?
Memoirs of a Geisha. love this movie

19. What is in your pocket?
no pockets - probably wouldn't have anything in them anyway

20. Who introduced you to your crush?
a bee that was trying to sting him

21. Where do you hurt?
my heart

22. Has someone ever made you a Build-A-Bear?
no - they're totally creepy

23. What DVD is in your DVD player?
a Sesame Street sing a long video

24. What's something funny you did today?
went to bible study with some pretty crazy cats - stifled laughing out loud at several amusing monologues

25. Who was the principal of your high school?
Ms. Bynum - everybody gave her a hard time, but I really liked her

26. Has your house ever been TPd?
no, but it's been leafed by Michael's high schoolers - pretty annoying - I think it was paper toweled, too, and they stuck maxi pads to the windows of Michael's car, which was pretty funny, but gross and sticky

27. What do you think of when you hear the word 'meow'?
is this a trick question?

28. What are you listening to right now?
the heater that just turned on, my typing

29. Drinkin?

30. What is your favorite aisle at Wal-Mart?
okay, I think Wal-Mart is cool. I'm not a Wal-Mart snob and there are tons of things I'd love to buy there so I can't choose just one aisle

31. When is your birthday?
August 29th

32. What's the area code for your cell phone?

33. Where did you buy the shirt you're wearing now?
Old Navy - years and years ago - sweatshirts never go out of style

34. Is there anything hanging from your rear view mirror?
a yankee candle car fragrance thingy - some kind of fruity scent - maybe mango

35. How many states in the US have you been to?
around 20

37. What are you going to do after this?
read a good book, write in my journal

38. Who was the last person you went shopping with?
my mom

40. What about your favorite dessert?
banana pudding, or cheesecake, or ice cream, or cobbler...I love dessert

41. What is something you need to go shopping for?
I'm trying to find some rockin' gray pants (one pair for working out and another pair that's dressy) - I'd also like to find an amazing bathing suit that flatters, not fatters me (good luck), and they already have them all out in the stores!!

42. Do you have the same name as one of your relatives?
actually, me, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law all have the same middle name - how crazy is that?

43. What kind of car do your siblings drive?
he doesn't

44. Do you like pickles?
they're okay. Cheer up, Kristen. I didn't know pickles came from cucumbers UNTIL YOUR BLOG. go ahead, people. laugh it up.

45. What about olives?
love them on pizza and on sandwiches

47. What is your favorite kind of juice?
I don't really like juice - it leaves that sugary filmy feeling on your teeth

48. Do you have any tan lines?
I wish - my pasty skin is a sad thing to behold, which I will be remedying as soon as the weather gets warmer (in a healthy, non-skin cancer kind of way, of course)

49. What hospital were you born in?
somewhere in Garland

50. Do you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher?
no - I have a terrible memory and don't remember much about my childhood at all. sad.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Senior moment

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fox in Socks

For all you teachers and mommies out there:

Kohl's does their $5 books and $5 matching stuffed animals a lot, and right now they've got four fantastic Dr. Seuss books out:

1. Fox in Socks...with matching fox...in socks.

2. Horton Hatches the Egg...with matching Horton.

3. Yertle the Turtle...the matching turtle is SUPER cute.

4. Hop on Pop...with matching bear.

I bought The Sneeches last time, and this time I bought Horton Hatches the Egg with the elephant. These books are awesome - in hard copy form, for just $5, and the stuffed animals are great quality, too. Thought I'd pass the info along to all of you Dr. Seuss lovers out there that would enjoy sharing the books with your kiddos.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Nose Pickers

Cousin Caleb with Bennett,
who has found he's quite good at picking his
nose while simultaneously sucking his fingers.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Chicken crossing

Why DID the chicken cross the road?

The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems.

Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to
know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is
either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image
of the chicken crossing the road...

We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been
allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against
it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the
chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY! You can see it in
his eyes and the way he walks.

To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a
standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price
dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider

Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the
chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

To die in the rain. Alone.

Because the chicken was gay! Can't you people see the plain truth?'
That's why they call it the 'other side.' Yes, my friends, that
chicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay too.
I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that
the liberal media white washes with seemingly harmless phrases like
the other side. That chicken should not be crossing the road. It's as
plain and as simple as that.

In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody
told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the
chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it
experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its
life long dream of crossing the road.

Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads,
but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your
check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken. This
new platform is much more stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C% ......

Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath
the chicken?

I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

I invented the chicken!

Did I miss one?

Where's my gun?

Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Okay, so I thought I'd pass this on to other mommies out there. Bennett is presently cutting 3 molars which has led to a ridiculous amount of snot and congestion (poor baby!), which has in turn led to a deep chest cough. Yuck. He hasn't been able to breathe and so he's not eating or sleeping well. So today I called the doctor because there was that removal of infant Triaminic and other cough syrups from the market by the FDA due to deaths in a few babies. My question was: what in the world can I do for my son to help him, or do we both just tough it out until it gets so bad that we have to resort to a trip to the doctor and antibiotics? (which seems absolutely ABSURD to me). And the nurse told me some very interesting info. (Definitely check it out for yourselves before you act on it, but I thought I'd pass it on in case some of you have gone through the same thing). Apparently, the FDA said it was no longer safe because some stupid-head parents overdosed their kiddos by giving their babies the full dosage of children's Triaminic and it killed them. Because of this (probably out of fear for lawsuits, etc.), they told everyone it's no longer safe. The nurse said that actually giving a baby who weighs 18-23 lbs. HALF of the LOWEST dosage of children's Triaminic is perfectly safe (and that's what my doctor had always prescribed). It's the stupid-heads that overdose their children that we've all had to worry about. So there you go. Hope this helps somebody else, cause if I'd known this before, my little Benito probably wouldn't be quite so miserable right now!