Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...

The ceiling? I started a new collection - completely random I know! But it amuses me!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oxygen Man

I think the point at which you require oxygen, is it point at which you should stop driving a car. Look closely and you can see the line behind his ear.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Things You Do For Love

I think we should get bonus points for actually going out in public in matching outfits. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Giggy!!!

Better known as my father in law (and a man of many names) :) He has generously offered me his personalized plate KOLBOW, but I just can't accept it. I'm still holding out for when JENNANN becomes available. Anyhow, I hope you had a great day and I can't wait for the Kings game next week!

Friday, October 17, 2008


If enough people (that's you) correctly figure out this personalized plate possibility, it will become mine. Sadly, JENNANN is still not available. Other suggestions (that are available) are welcome.

Word Verification

Sorry! I HATE word verification but I was spammed with 13 comments on my last post before I turned it on. I couldn't take it!!!!

A Flat Tire and A Roller Skate

After arriving home from Dream Dinners (with Rachel) last night around 9:00 PM, I parked in front of my house and started taking my cooler out of the back of my car, then I heard a ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss noise. Here is what I saw:

That's right, a massive leak in my tire and everything was already closed for the night, so I knew that it would look like this by morning (yep, it did):

I have a slight panic attack and BBM KFuj because she's usually pretty creative and knows the area we live in better than I. Her FABULOUS solution? Loaning me her "roller skate" (as she affectionately refers to her Focus), so that I can get to work Friday morning and deal with the flat on Saturday. (Special Thank you to Brent - her renter - who postponed trading in his second car, so that all of us would have a mode of transportation today.) How awesome are they?!

So glad that I am mobile (and mobiley), I stop for my morning Starbucks and am BBMing my gratitude to KFuj for filling up her roller skate with a full tank before bringing it over to me, when she notices that I am the car behind her in the drive thru. (It's a Small World after all...)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Greatest Bowling Match EVER! Part 2

When Vince Wood received a phone call at the bowling alley shortly after Part 1 was posted, I was certain that it was Queen B calling to heckle him. While she denies this claim, I have my suspicions.

A small crowd gathered around to watch Vince bowl and when after 4 strikes in a row, he got an 8 count, one of the gentleman said, "He missed. That's a surprise!" I was not heartbroken.

Game 1: Striker - 215 Vince Wood - 267

Game 2: Striker - 246 (thanks to a ball change) Vince Wood - 246

Side note: Vince Wood is a smoker.

I wonder if Vince Wood ever Googles himself and if my blog would come up? I wonder what happens if I Google Vince Wood? I think we all should try it ; )

Game 3: Striker - 224 Vince Wood - 236

During the third game Striker and Will bonded over their Moreno Valley connection. Vince now lives in Palm Springs. Then Vince brought in the big guns. No not some fancy equipment, food. And not just any food, Striker's choice of bowling cuisine, Chicken Fingers and Fries.

Game 4: Striker - 226 Vince Wood - 201

By now it is WAY past my bedtime and after 11:00 PM. I can barely keep my eyes open despite partaking in a little Dr. Pepper. The good news is that I will get to sleep in the car on the way home. The even better news is that I have captured some GREAT blog material which had better generate some great comments! If not, at least I can cross "Witness a Striker vs. Vince Wood Showdown" off my To Do List.

Pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Greatest Bowling Match EVER! Part 1

Who is the skinny little guy standing next to Striker? Why yes, that is Vince Wood!

(This is a mobiley post, so I apologize that it will lack all of the links to previous posts regarding this match up. Formatting will be sketchy at best.)

So while the boys warm up, allow me to give you the standings going in to this week:
Vince's team is in 4th place after 4 weeks.
Striker's team is in 7th.

Vince's average is 236. Striker's is 220. Striker has bowled a 300 game already. Vince has not. After the first frame, they each have a strike. Come back tomorrow for Part 2!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Poll for Mr. Pearl's Friend

Alright, it's Poll Time!!! There were several fabulous suggestions on what to name the newest addition to Mr. Pearl's Family. And so, please place your vote!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Poor Trees!

You may remember the hurricane force winds from this time last year that helped fuel all of the crazy forest fires in So Cal. I was just thinking last week, when there was a fire at Camp Pendleton, that it hadn't been windy yet this year. I also admired all of the trees that had grown so much in the last year after surviving the wind storms.

And then this morning on my way to costco and wal mart I saw probably 20 trees that met their demise on the first winds of the season. :(

Ways to Anger a Drive-Thru Customer...

I drive a lot. The result of which means that I drive thru a lot. I love places that have trash cans in their drive thrus (but why are they always after the window?). I am SERIOUSLY annoyed by places that have FULL trash cans in their drive thrus. Seriously people!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Proud New Owners of...

...our very own Wii Fit!!!!After we received a phone tip from a friend, we literally rolled out of bed and into our car on a quest for the elusive Wii Fit. (There's a reason no pictures of me were taken :) ) We got to the Target and entered through the bat cave entrance which allowed us to enter right by the electronics and prevent me from being distracted by the other lovely things that Target has to offer. We stood in line and worried that we might have been too late since there were only a few Wii Fits visible.
Then they rolled out a cart full of Wii Fits and piled them behind the counter. We were guaranteed to get one! I alerted our informant that she could release the hostage she was holding for us at another store (farther away) because we were going to accomplish our mission at a closer location. I then began sending alerts to others including Queen B and the KFujs while the hubby waited in line.
We have now arrived home after a brunch at In-N-Out where I am blogging and the hubby is playing Wii Fit. He's leaving soon to be out of town until Friday, so I figured it was only fair to let him play now before I monopolize it for the next 5 days. ;)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mr Pearl's New Friend

As a result of CA's handsfree law, the general crappiness of my car's aftermarket "built-in" handsfree device, and the fact that I an unable to answer my cell in my office without placing my head near my desk, I finally broke down and purchased this little guy (girl?). Now he/she needs a name and I need your suggestions. In the event that I am overwhelmed with suggestions, I'll have a poll for your voting pleasure. After all election day is quickly approaching!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008