Saturday, January 31, 2009
It gotta kinda close around the 6th game, but STRIKER QUALIFIED for the next round (that's at least 5 more games). That means he's bowling at 8:00 AM on Super Bowl Sunday. I will begin caffeinating sometime around 7:00 AM. Wish him luck!!!
Oh and by the way...Striker is bowling with Vince this morning. :)
Friday, January 30, 2009
Queen B tells all of us to "Follow" her blog. I follow her blog. (Even though it was already on my Reader).
Kim tells me to call her. I call her. (She wanted to find out how many episodes of 24 I'd watched.)
Striker asks what I want for dinner. I don't care. He asks if I'll pick up CPK if her orders it. Ok.
Sigh. I swear I have opinions and can make decisions for myself! :)
And feel free to make fun of the wavy lines...I blame it on the pre-game celebration ;)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
We are having a Super Bowl Tailgate Potluck Extravaganza at lunch tomorrow and somehow Pickle talked me into making cupcakes. Since the crew planning the festivities is going all out, I thought I might try making this batch a little more festive than traditional birthday cupcakes.
They are chocolate cupcakes (dirt)with green frosting (first time I used food coloring in frosting....kinda fun!) and sprinkles for texture (grass). I am going to lay them all out on the table like a football field and draw yard lines. Hopefully it works out and I remember to take a picture!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm either working, sleeping, or watching season 1 of 24. (hence the lack of blogs).
I have a crush on Jack Bauer.
When Striker grows up he wants to be Jack Bauer - don't tell Chuck Norris!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Don't tell Striker, but I actually like driving on open highways. If you tell him, it will mean that I might have to forfeit my nap on our upcoming trip to Vegas :(
Yesterday, I drove up to Palmdale for Kellie's baby shower and was cruising along enjoying my good road trip music (which also doubles as my gym music) when I got stuck behind this guy. Needless to say, I was no longer cruising. And yes, I photo'd while driving!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The first was to pick up Queen B at terminal 4. It was a very uneventful trip and my arrival was timed perfectly as it coincided with the Queen exiting the door to the baggage claim as I pulled up to the curb.
My second trip was to pick up ABBA at terminal 1. After much debate, I left for the airport earlier than I had for my first trip since it was Friday during rush hour. When I arrived I was stopped by airport security to have my car searched. Of course, this is the first time in all of my airport trips that this has ever happened! Good thing I was early! Unfortunately, their "thorough" search took less than a minute and I was still SUPER early. I made several laps and waited for ABBA's arrival. And then I saw ABBA holding her HCBC sign and all was right in the world!
My third trip was to return the Queen and ABBA, with their synchronized departure times. Of course I made the mistake of taking the "Arrivals" ramp, so they also got a bonus scenic tour of LAX. : )
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Question #1: How long will Jenn go without a Texting While Driving ticket?
< 7 days - 2 votes...oh ye of little faith!
< 1 month - 2 votes...if it's gonna happen this is the most likely window
< 6 months - 6 votes...we shall see
Never in 2009 - 4 votes...thank you for your confidence
Question #2: Who will be the first to get a TWD ticket?
Jenn Ann - 2
Kim1Champ - 6...snicker
Striker - 0...what, accountants aren't rebels?
Kfuj - 4
Friday, January 16, 2009
QB: Which came first: Office Depot or Office Max? Because they are very inter-changeable names.
QB: That's like having Home Depot and Home....Max.
It was the pause that made it funny.
Monday, January 12, 2009
This picture was taken without any zooming at all...impressive huh?
The only downside is that the chick sitting behind Striker sounded like Minnie Mouse and would NOT stop talking. As he pointed out, at least she knew what she was talking about! Unfortunately the guy she brought with her did not, AND he was a Lightning fan.
Kings lost, but there was a good fight, a lot of aggressive playing, and I developed a new crush on Mike Smith (the goalie for the Lightning) - he does cool stuff!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
A few months ago he emailed a complaint to Papa John's and they promptly added our address to their database. Success!
Friday night Papa John's website was down - crisis! Striker headed over to Pizza Hut's site, which of course, was not able to locate our address. He then wrote the following email:
I have lived in my home for two years and your website still cannot locate me. I only do online ordering because most people I call don't understand English well enough to take my order correctly. How long do I have to wait to get my location online so I can order on the website?
Will Kolbow, CPA
We ended up ordering from Dominos...but that's a post for another day....
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
For those of you visiting So Cal next week, the odds are in your favor that we won't have another quake while you're here. After all, our last one of significant size was in July, and that was pretty uneventful.
For those of you who obsess about such things, you can get regular updates on all the things shakin' here. And don't let me know if you're really freaked out by earthquakes, because I might accidentally shake your chair or something. :)
KT: My phone is almost dead.
JA: Where is your spare battery?
KT: I lost it.
JA: It's probably in your purse, I mean, diaper bag.
KT: You know, that's EXACTLY where it is!
Nope, that wasn't the part that warranted this post, it was just a bonus :)
KT: So I accidentally deleted 2 posts that I emailed to myself while on the plane today.
JA (thinks to herself): Why didn't she just mobiley post them?
KT: I selected "delete from desktop and handheld", so they're gone.
JA: Aren't they in your Sent folder?
KT: Oh yeah...this is going to be a blog right?
Let's just say that only one of us works in IT ;)
Monday, January 5, 2009
In case you can't identify my shape under the covers, I am laying on my left side and Felix (the cat) is snuggled behind my knees. Oskar of course is warming my ankles - he got warm when the heater kicked on and moved out from under the covers.
Prior to the heater kicking it up a notch (it's the only way I will actually get out from under the covers, and yes it's timed to match the alarm clock) Oskar was curled against my belly under the covers.
This is their standard sleeping position - Oskar on my left and Felix on my right. Depending on the temperature, Felix is either touching me or at the foot of the bed (love my Cal King!) and Oskar is either over/under the covers.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Here are two examples from my recent trip to the Magic Kingdom of odd footwear:
I'm getting a pair of these for the Queen for her birthday...
When your fuggs aren't warm enough, add leg warmers!
Please note that both were tucked...I think this makes my non-tucking okay? I don't want to be grouped in with these trendsetters ;)
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
1) Everything happens for a reason.
2) Sometimes the toughest things have the greatest rewards.
3) Just because something is hard, doesn't mean I shouldn't do it.
4) I don't need to understand how everything works, just believe in the results.
5) Believe in miracles.
6) Persistence does pay off...I hope.
7) Sometimes I need others to be strong for me...
8) ...Other times I need to be strong for others.
9) Tough times just make me stronger.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
It's $20 for the first offense, $50 for each subsequent offense.
When factoring in the odds of getting caught, you're more likely to get caught at a red light than while going 65 on the freeway.
I have promised not to text while driving. ; )
This, however, is not the reason for this post. The fact that Striker BBM'd me while driving today and therefore broke that law before I could will now be on permanent record and is the reason for this post. I hope I don't need to refer back to this post, but just in case, here it is :)