June 27, 2007
June 20, 2007
The hardcover version of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” or Nala, my guinea pig?
The comment section is open for your votes.
June 14, 2007
Saturday is the National Senior Spelling Bee, senior in this case meaning someone 50 or older. If I was 50, I don’t think I’d be ready to be known as “a senior.” And unless I work really hard for the next 25 years, I won’t be winning any spelling competitions ever. But maybe my father-in-law will. This year, after previously sending 3 of his children to the national bee, he is a contestant in the senior spelling bee. I’m looking forward to hearing about what happens, and I hope he does well. The seniors get three missed words before they are ejected from the competition, unlike the children who must get every word right unless they are in the final 2. I wouldn’t stand a chance with words like dghaisa or fangoriously, whatever those are. I’ll stick to S-C-H-I-Z-O-P-H-R-E-N-I-A research.
May 9, 2007
I thought it might be nice to set fire to my new back yard (which is all weeds), but that’s illegal so it’s not gonna happen. Instead, I want to have a Pimps & Hoes (and Rakes) party. I can get a “pimp” to serve flavored water cocktails to the party guests. Be sure to bring your hoe. And your rake. And your pimp cane if you’ve got one.
I spent two hours yesterday just bagging up yard waste on the north side of the house. And there’s still so much more! I don’t know what to do with it all!! Is there another way to get rid of yard waste? The city charges by the bag.
April 30, 2007
Buy my house in Hazelwood. We finally got it up on the market last week. It’s a pretty awesome house. Today we bought our “new” house! It needs a lot of work, but I think it’s going to be awesome too eventually. If you can’t buy the other house, but you want to help clean or paint the new house, let me know. Help is welcome! We will be doing a lot of cleaning in the next few weeks. If you want any old school Kool Vent awnings that need to be painted and bent back into shape, we’ve got two of them.
April 5, 2007
I looked in the mirror just now and saw one very shiny silver strand of hair.
And it’s supposed to be my golden birthday this year.
February 26, 2007
I had never heard of capybaras until this past summer when I met a woman moving into my apartment building. She had just spent a year in South America studying these things called kappaberras, which I late found out was spelled capabaras. They are like 100-pound guinea pigs that swim. They’re really cute too. I hope to see one someday. I want to pet one, but I don’t know if they’re dangerous. They probably aren’t as soft and loveable as my Nala.
Am I the only one who has never heard of capybaras? How could these cute exotics have been kept from me for so long?
February 9, 2007
One TV channel is really all you need.
We watch one TV show. It’s on one channel. We can get news, House, and even American Idol.
In Kirksville it was the same thing. I had one channel, and it allowed me to watch the Towers come down. I will never forget that.
I don’t understand these satellites and digital cables. You can get hundreds of channels. I’d never watch more than a few. Besides, YouTube is a really good alternative for entertainment, and it’s free as long as you buy an Internet service.
The cable company cut our free cable. It was bound to happen sooner or later. We didn’t want cable enough to actually pay for it, and The Company is raking it in through their Internet charges to us anyway. At least we don’t pay by the minute. Remember those days?
January 24, 2007
All the offices are having push-up contests. It’s a craze that’s sweeping the nation. Good thing I’ve been practicing up for about a year now. I’ll win it easy, and everyone will be impressed by my mad push-up skills. I think I’m up to 33 now…
Ok, so there is no push-up contest craze (extra points if you know what that’s from — Mike, no fair commenting). But my church is having a talent show!!! I was so excited when I found out… jumping up and down, even. And I’ve been practicing for some time now. I might even have a shot at winning with my original song, “Lost.” I can’t wait! Let me know if you want the details on the talent show so you can come cheer and jump up and down for me.
It’s nice to have a talent, but who knows how many push-ups the competition can do?