Archive for July, 2011
I discovered this band a few years ago. I liked them so much I bought the CD. I rarely buy CDs or even DVDs for that matter. I think I get bored to easily. But The Killers are not boring by a long shot.
Tags: Mr. Brightside, The Killers
It is not unusual for Lucie my big, red dog to skip a day of eating. I do not know if it is because of the heat right now or what. But at 63 lbs. she is not underweight so I do not worry about it too much. A few days ago I noticed she had not gone near her bowl for three days. Oh sure she did polish off whatever Buddy the Chihuahua left in his bowl but had not touched the food in her bowl.
I thought maybe the food had gone stale so I walked over and picked up the bowl. That is when I saw it. A big, ugly nasty ginormous COCKROACH!!!! It was dead thank goodness but still. Gross. I now know why she would not go near that bowl. That food and bug promptly left the building.
The story does not stop there. Yesterday I went to feed the dogs. I have a special cup I use to dip into the dog food bag. I dipped the cup and brought it in and started pouring food into the bowls. I filled Lucie’s bowl and then filled Buddy’s bowl. The bowls are separated in different rooms so there are no confrontations. Anyway, I walked back out to the room containing Lucie’s bowl and I see her standing over the bowl and staring intently into the bowl.
I walk up and I see it. Movement. Yikes! There is another COCKROACH in the bowl! This time though it is ALIVE!!! I quickly snatch up the bowl and run outside with Lucie on my heels and fling the food and roach into the yard. I then proceed to jump up on the porch. But then I think that roach is probably going to make a beeline straight back to the sack of dog food in the laundry room.
I then do the only thing left to do. I stomp on the sucker. Not once. Not twice. But three times. That is how many times it took to kill it. No wonder they survived the Ice Age. Next, I look at Lucie and she is smiling practically ear to floppy ear. Probably thinking thank goodness she got that nasty thing out of my food. Again.
So, I will be going to my neighborhood retail store and purchasing a large plastic container. With a lid.
Tags: cockroach, dog food
Babies do some funny things. They are little lumps at first and then personalities start to emerge. You have to wonder what they find funny. Moreover, why do they find certain things funny? This little guy is really busting a gut. Enjoy, hope this puts you in a great mood for the weekend.
Maybe if we showed this to a few politicians, terrorists, and grumpy people the world might just be a better place. If only for one day.
Tags: baby, laughing
Well, what can I say. The report is not so good. I knew it would not be. Considering I was sick for a whole week this month and did not exercise. And let’s not even talk about the macaroni & cheese, mozzarella sticks, and pizza comfort food. Hey, I was sick. Plus, this week for some reason a couple of co-workers just had to give me a HOMEMADE bean burrito in a lard ridden tortilla. We won’t talk about the egg salad thick with gooey, yummy mayonnaise.
Oh, and did I tell you how hot it is here? Monsoon season is in full swing complete with humidity. My 20 minute workouts have turned into a 20 minute sweat fest.
It’s. not. pretty.
I gave up my morning workout slot to walking Lucie my big, red dog. No point in both of us participating in a sweat fest. But really, walking her in the afternoon would be nothing short of abuse anyway. I would not think of walking barefoot on the asphalt at 3:00 in the afternoon and I certainly do not expect her to.
I have come up with a new plan of action. I am going to alternate walking days with workout days in the mornings. When it is cool. And comfortable. And cool. And quiet. Did I mention it is cool?
Back to the salads and protein drinks. Be gone pizza! Be gone mozzarella sticks! Oh, ok be gone mac & cheese. We can meet up again in the future, but only if you promise not to show up every day. Lucie has been told to intercept you at the door. You can not argue with 63lbs of dog.
Please make summer go away. It is not working for me.
Tags: fitness, Lucie, summer
I am sure many of you have participated in a yard sale at one time or another. Surely some of you have sold items on craigslist or ebay. Some people actually make a living doing this.
How many of you have old electronics sitting around the house that you are not using? I personally have an old iMac, printer, and several old cell phones that I am no longer using. Now there is a site where you can sell your old electronics without the worry of dealing with someone you do not know like on craigslist or ebay.
You can get Cash for Your Cell Phones and Electronics through uSell. Just type in some information about your item, select the service and uSell will direct you to the buyer. It is that easy. You get cash for your items you no longer using not have them lying around the house anymore.
Another great thing about uSell is you get a 100% guarantee of max cash for your items. You can not get that anywhere else. I would check this out. I certainly am going to start rounding up my old cell phones and electronics. Who knows maybe I will get enough for that new printer I was looking at last week.
I feel this way sometimes. I have to remind myself.
And other people.
Tags: perfect, pink
I learned a few days ago of a friend’s entrance to heaven. He fought a battle with cancer.
I. Hate. Cancer.
I first met him more than 25 years ago. He is responsible for my love of lakes and boating. I am not the only one he inspired.
I watched him raise two wonderful boys. He did not have to.
There was laughing. There was eating. There was drinking. Good sometimes, not good other times.
He brought a sack full of
yellow rubber duckies for my
He was a great friend. He was not perfect. He was a great friend.
He is missed.
This is an artwork from a photo I took of his family’s boat and my family’s boat. Tied to the shore next to each other.
I gave him this artwork as a gift one year.
I call it Buddy Boats.
Because they were.
Rest in Peace Friend.
Tags: boats, cancer, friends
6 months ago today my city was rocked to the core. Today we pause for a moment and remember. We pray for those that were lost and those that are still here. Please say a prayer with us.
Tags: Tucson Shootings.
So to speak. After waking up two days in a row with a major sore throat I decided to go to the doctor. I have a cold. It just has to go away. I was thinking strep throat or some other kind of infection. Not that I really wanted that but I spent $25 for nothing. Plus the nurse practically choked me taking a throat culture. I swear I gagged and coughed for 10 minutes straight! No lie!
So all I get out of this is time off hopefully paid but I do not know. Nothing like sitting at home sweating while you feel like crap. I did pick up some chicken noodle soup for comfort. Ok, I got some mac and cheese and mozzarella sticks too. What? Totally blowing the workout schedule too. Not to mention Lucie my big, red dog has not had a walk since last Saturday. She brought me her tug toy last night and insisted I play. So I did. Still have to take care of the kids.
Speaking of Lucie, she got sick on the 4th of July. She started acting like she was going to throw up. Then she started shaking and one eye was closing. Yes, I was freaking out. Never mind that my dog was sick, it was the 4th of July for God’s sake! Oh, not another emergency pet trip. Anyway, she tried to eat the dead grass in my yard so I decided to run up to the pet store and pick up some grass. Yea, for those of you that do not know they sell live grass. I assume for all of us people that live in the desert and do not have grass.
She managed to throw up yellow bile before I left. I came back with the grass and she munched about half of it. Not too long after she perked right up. Maybe I should try some to feel better. I do not know what she ate but I did catch my freako neighbor feeding her yesterday. I jumped out of my house and let him know that he is NOT to feed anything to my dogs. They are not allowed people food since the fight. This neighbor does not like my dogs so I do not trust him. Plus, he keeps calling Lucie a boy. Told him 10 million times she is a GIRL! See nothing hanging out down there dude.
So I will stop ranting now. It is hard when your throat hurts and you are bored. Why is there nothing but infomercials on TV during the week?
Tags: dog, Lucie, sick