Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Court-Day 7...

Still here. Nothing exciting to report, sad but true.

Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm still hanging out at the courthouse. It's grand times. *smile* Nothing much to report. Still on the same case, so I'm guessing it will go into next week. I really want to get out by 5pm today. It's been after five 3 days out of 4. I understand it's my civic duty, but hello I have a life to. Well, I want to go home at least.

Have a great weekend all.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jury Duty...

Well my tour continues. I was on a case, heard testimony for a day, then the case was through out for a miss-trial. Long, non-interesting story.

I'm on another case. That's about all I can say right now.

Ms. D-Love the idea of knitting during down time, that was actually my plan, however, you can not bring knitting needles into the building, they are considered a weapon. Yep, you read correctly.

Oh well, I did bring my laptop yesterday, but could not get it to connect to the wireless here. I called an friend who knows IT and he walked me through several steps, but we still could not get it to work. Oh well, I got on a public computer this morning, so I could update you all.

Yesterday was Ms. N's 30th Birthday! Happy late Birthday!

Ok, time to report to duty. It's going to be a long day.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Jury-Day 1...

Well I spent the first two hours this morning in orientation. Then I sat around and read a book for two hours, then was dismissed for lunch. I had a little personal pizza, chatted on the phone, then headed back to my jury waiting space. I read a book for another 1.5 hours, then at 3pm was called for a jury. At 3:15pm, the rest of the room, outside of the 24 of us waiting to go to court, were dismissed to go home if they were not serving on a jury. At this point, I'm in jury selection, I'm in the box, so I'm guessing I will be serving on this jury, but maybe not. I'm under instruction from the judge to not release any details at this point.

I'm nothing like CSI, NCSI, or any of the others, it's a lot of waiting, waiting, and waiting. If I serve on this jury, I guess I'll see if that is more interesting.

Photo of the day...

This was a cat that lived at my parents mill. It has since run off, but is one of those random photos taking up space on my computer.

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring...

Today is the first official day of spring. I wish I felt better to really enjoy it, but I'm holding out that I'm killing this cold as fast as I can. I'm downing Jameson at night like it's my job and during the day I'm drinking battery acid, oh sorry it's official name is Coke-Cola. I'm trying to sleep, but that's a challenge. ARGH!

On another note, for the next couple of weeks you may not see a daily post. I've been summonsed to do my civic duty to serve as a jury member. Good times, I'm guessing. I've never had to do it before and it lasts for two freaking weeks. Every day for two freaking weeks. Since I do the majority of my blogging during my lunch hour, and since I will not likely have a computer during my lunch hour or will not likely have a consistent lunch hour, I'm not sure how the blogging will work out. The only thing I can hope is that I get some good stories, well that I can actually share.

Picture of the day...

I'm not sure exactly what this young lady is saying, but I think it's likely, "ARGH!!!!!!".

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Trip...

I'm not sure why, maybe because the morning has been slow and I was trying to find the name of a book on the web or maybe because when you are sick you search for comforts and these are kind of comforting. Who knows, but I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane thinking of books that I loved during different times in my life.

As a child I loved these little books. Because they were small or fun, who knows, but I did. Maybe I felt like Little Ms. Bossy. Haven't changed much I guess.

Oddly this book really entered my life when I should have been too old to enjoy it. It was my sister's book, but I just loved the story. I loved it so much that in the 7th-8th grade, can't remember, during Read Week, my favorite teacher ever, Mrs. Spence asked me to read a story to her 3rd grade class. This is the book I read. Funny, Mrs. Spence made me think I wanted to teach 3rd grade. In ways, it would have been smart to continue on that path, but in others not so much.

Ah, James, in my pre-teens this book took me on an adventure that I could never do on my own. It was great, wonderful! I never went to see the movie. I didn't want the movie to ruin the images I had created in my head of the story.

In my early teens, I read as many Christopher Pike books I could get my hands on. I believe most of them are still on a bookshelf in my childhood bedroom at my parents. I used get them as gifts at holidays, I would read and re-read them over and over. My favorite of his books was this one Remember Me. I don't know know if it was just a good mystery or because the girl in the story was so strong and I wanted to be like that. I haven't read these in years, but this particular story, I can remember the entire thing. I wrote a short story in high school that was Christopher Pike esk. I have no idea where the story is now and likely it's horrible and best lost.

Ok, enough down memory lane. Do you have any childhood favorite books?

Photo of the day...

Well, it will not load, I've tried 3 times. Maybe tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Can’t Win…

I can’t seem to win for loosing these days. I didn’t have plans for St. Paddy’s Day, wasn’t going to make plans because everyone was working or busy and well it was a Tuesday. My plan was to just walk around Grandview listening to the music as I went by the pubs. Well, the best laid plans, you know. Monday night I did make plans, yeah, fun. Murphy must have been listening in on the phone. He of course stuck to his laws of what can go wrong, will.

My body decided it was going to stand in my way. I woke up Tuesday with a sore throat and stuffy head. By the time I left work my head felt like it was going to explode and every time I swallowed it felt like thousands of tiny needles stabbing my throat. So, I got home, debated, thought I was going to stick it out, then gave in, damn body. I called and cancelled my plans and slept for 13 hours.

13 hours! You would think I felt like running a marathon today. Well, not me, I don’t run unless I’m being chased, but you know what I mean. Nope, I woke up late, overslept then had to go off to Kroger to get some sucrets and more head/cold meds. ARGH! Seriously, I feel like a lame horse, just put me down already. I’ve been sick or hurt more in the last few months than any human should be. I thought I even missed this round of crap, I was eating my veggies and fruits, but nope, bastard found me.

So, my St. Paddy’s Day consisted of meetings during the day at work and sleeping. Good freaking times! How was yours?

Photo of the day...

This is kinda what my head feels like right now, loud and blurry.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Paddy's Day...

It's here, it's really here!

Lou was once again going through all the random Irish stuff, see no number listed, it really is here.

He went through t-shirts and wall hangings. Sadly, he couldn't find any hooks to put up the wall hangings, but maybe he'll make a trip to Target.

He was playing with the drinking dice. It doesn't take much for the little guy to be happy, at least in March.

He was even getting prepared for the worst for tomorrow morning, just in case.

Enjoy the day kids. You better have your green on, well unless you want to be pinched.

In Lou (sorry bad pun) of a photo of the day, enjoy a bit of trad Irish music

The lovely Ray from The Mickey Finns

The Mickey Finns

Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Paddy's Day...

Tomorrow, if you are not aware is March 17, St. Paddy's Day. This is a day to rejoice that you are Irish, even if you are only Irish for a day. In prep for the day, Lou was doing a bit of decorating around the house.

Putting out candle holders with shamrocks on them.

Putting up cards received in the mail--thanks bunches by the way!

He even put up shamrocks on the front door.

Photo of the Day...

A pic from the volleyball game last week-oh my poor little point and shoot, it's just not doing well, esp with indoor photos.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Picture of the Day...

Maggie playing with a toy. It's a rare occasion.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just in Case You Ever Doubted...

A student emailed me this today..."You should be MVP advisor of the month and have your own statue. "

Image my own statue-now how cool would that be? Of course Mr. H would never allow it in the yard.

Last night I went to a volleyball game. It was fun to do something different. Sadly, I seem to have forgotten many of the rules.

Picture of the Day...

It's a bear, nope...it's Max. My parents adorable, very co-dependent dog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When the Snow is Gone…

I have noticed the last week or so while driving around a couple of items and I attribute them to the fact that there is no longer snow on the ground.

First there is a terrible amount of trash along the highways. I’m sure it’s always there, but it really stands out to me now, likely because it was covered in snow for so long. I’m sure in a few weeks it will seem normal to see the trash and I’ll not even notice it, sad but true.

Second, there are a shit ton of cops out on the roads. I suspect this has to do with the fact that when ice and snow are out and about the cops don’t really want to pull over speeders. The other issue that contributes to this, in my opinion, is the economy. All of the small towns are in need of money so why not have the cops out more and picking up more speeders to bring in more revue. Same goes for the county and state cops. Now, I’m sure they will deny this till their teeth fall out, but I have a feeling.

Picture of the Day…

These kids all attended the Gaelic Storm concert last month.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Chunk Out of the Garage…

Yesterday I swung into my garage and apparently did not get the angle correct as my back door hit the side of the wall and took a bit of paint off of it. I couldn’t deal with it last night, I’m not sure if the paint is just from the garage on the car or if I scraped the paint off my car and the white showing is the white undercoat. I’ll deal with it tonight I guess. I know better, there is very little wiggle room to get in and out of the garage and I know I have to make a fairly wide swing before trying to enter, but apparently I was paying no attention last night and paid the price.

I’m headed to the dealership this afternoon, not because of the missing/not missing paint question, but because my car alarm again has decided it wants to just go off randomly. I dealt with this issue a couple of months ago and they said they replaced "the box". At that point my car was still under warranty, now the warranty has expired of course, I’m just hoping that they will fix it at no or little charge, since they just worked on it. Cross your fingers please.

Photo of the Day…

These are just a couple of the roosters that roam my parent’s yard. They all smoke crack I think. They believe that if you turn a light on in the middle of the night the sun has suddenly risen and they my start crowing. It’s the most horrible noise ever at 3am. I have learned, you must simply stumble to the restroom in the dark in the middle of the night to avoid waking the roosters. Regardless they seem to begin crowing around 5am, much before daylight even thinks about beginning. Thank goodness for ear plugs, I’ve gotten quite used to sleeping with them in now.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Random Monday…

I stumbled across this link, pun intended. *smile* I don’t really think I know 9 others that have a love for beer and would be willing to participate; however, it seems like a great way to contribute to a good cause. Check it out, let me know if you are one short and I’m happy to help ya out.


I should warn you Lou forgot to jump in my car this weekend, so the adventure he had planned to share here was foiled. Maybe there will be a mini adventure, but we will have to see. So instead today a bit more of Irish trivia.

*Whiskey made from potatoes is called Poteen.

*Muckanaghederdauhaulia, County Galway is the longest town name in Ireland.

*Erin go Bragh means Ireland Forever.

*The circle in the center of the Celtic cross represents the Sun.

Sadly have you heard, the Waterford Crystal company in Ireland has filed for bankruptcy. As of today, no company has stepped in, well that I can find on the net. Sad, very sad.

I thought I might start doing a photo of the day. I seem to have a lot of really random stuff just hanging out on my computer and this seems a way to justify the existence of these photos and the fact that they are taking up space on my computer. Sometimes the photo may even have a fun story with it, but maybe not.

This photo was taken through the windshield of my car, so it’s not the best, but was taken while driving toward my parents some time in December 2008, I think. This is the only stop light in the small town I grew up in. It was only installed a couple of years ago. I really cracks me up that they think they need a stop light. The road to the right does lead to the power plant and I’m sure during shift changes it may be needed and when the schools let out, but otherwise, it really just slows traffic a bit.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Post 400...

Thank goodness it's Friday. This has been a terribly long week. Meetings after hours on campus make the days seem much longer.

This is post number 400, difficult to believe I'm still posting after so many. It's difficult to believe because really my life is terribly unexciting.

To prove how unexciting--you just have to read this entry. *grin*

Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Latest Project...

I knit, not well, but I do. Many seem to find this terribly funny. I'm not sure why, I find knitting to be terribly relaxing. For some, I think they feel knitting is for old women. Well, I have to say, there seem to be a lot of very talented young knitters out there, so I think they may have it a bit wrong. I'm not really one of the talented ones, but for 2 year old children, I do just fine. In fact many celebs seems be to on the knitting wagon including: Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Romijn, Debra Messing, and Patricia Arquette. Now, it doesn't really impress me that celebs are doing what I'm doing, but I do find it a bit interesting, especially when they put their knitting toward a good cause. It's nice to see them actually doing something than just throwing money at a cause.

This is the latest project to leave my home. It looks small, well because it is, it went to a lovely blond not quite two year old, who could be seen wearing to around her house the night of delivery.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

It’s March…

So, March is here, so I can’t help but think of St. Patrick’s Day! And Lou, is super excited. I think he may have an adventure or two. Yeah!!! I’m not having a party this year, too much effort right now. But I would love to go out and celebrate so if you are headed out, just point me in the direction.

In honor of St. Pats, here is a bit of random Irish trivia.

Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.---there you go ladies if you are planning your wedding according to this Irish verse you should really think about April. *smile*

Random Irish quote: "When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.” James Joyce

Did you know? On Jonathan Swift’s tombstone it states, “He is now where fierce indignation can no longer tear his heart"?

Kilkenny is Ireland's only inland city starting with a “K”. Oh the BEER!!!!!!

A Presidential term in Ireland is 7 years. YIKES!

Keep an eye out for Lou!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Computer Training Again...

Good times, in training now. Doing practice now. Talking with others around me who knit and crochet. Interesting, ok, back to work. More fun info tomorrow.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Happy Birthday...

5 years old today!!