Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 24...

Thanks goodness my 24 days are coming to a close. I cooked for my family, talked with a child about her day and didn't hurt anyone at a family gathering.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 22 & Day 23...

Day 22, I did a brilliant thing, well if I say so. I made a child smile.  I mean really is there a much nicer thing.

Day 23-I made a child cry.  Ok, not really, but there have been many in our office today.  I offered a co-worker hot cocoa, she's have a not so great day. Am I not the most wonderful person ever. *sheepish grin*

Can we all give a big "Woot, Woot!" for my friend who is now a new home owner, yeah you Ms. T.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Catch Up...


Ok, so I've been busy, lazy, something and haven't been on here.

Where did I leave off? Right Day 18, that would have been Saturday. Well, let's see, I listened to old farmer stories without groaning. I cleaned a pigs home and didn't make it into sausage. I helped put up of a Christmas Tree.

Day 19, Sunday, I went to Kroger and boy the woman in front of me in line was a royal bitch to the cashier, so I tried to make conversation with her and smile a lot while she was sliding my stuff across the scanner. I've been there, retail can suck around the holidays, people get stressed and they take it out on the wrong people. (Have I ever told you the Big Red K-Christmas Layaway story? If not, let me know I'll make you cry, laugh, and maybe pee your pants, ok, not likely pee your pants.

Day 20, Monday...hmmm Monday, well I went to work, then went home because I was coughing all over everyone. Nothing big, gone now, simply allergies, sinus stuff...good times...so I guess my kind act was to not stay and cough all over everyone. *sheepish smile*

Day 21, thank goodness we are so close to Day 24, I'm just not a kind person I guess. Day 21, well I had a friend give me some super tasty cookies, but wait that was not a kind act I did. Hmmmm...I'm thinking. Hmmmm, I did listen to some really sad stories, but that's my job. Yikes, I may have failed yesterday in making a kind act happen. I suck, oh wait, no, I randomly emailed a person to offer assistance if they needed it...vague I know, but the details will not make sense. Yeah, I do not suck, completely.

Day 22, that's today. It's early, give me time. *grin*

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Town & Day 17...

I went to see a movie last night, I can't honestly remember the last movie I went to.  I think it might have been Get Him to the Greek, but that has been months ago.  Anyway, I had little expectations of the movie going in, I had not seen any trailers for it (it was at the dollar movie, so they would have been awhile ago), I had not heard any reviews either.  It was actually very good.  Ben was buff and HOT! This just added a nice bonus to it.  The plot was simple, but kept my attention.  At one point, I was so into the movie, I almost jumped out of my skin with my friend tapped me on the shoulder to tell me something. I give The Town a solid B+.  Go to your dollar movie or rent it, it's worth your time, at least...in my opinion.


Being kind can be a real challenge.  Darn it! The only kind thing I can think that I have done today was to keep my mouth shut.  I had to go to a meeting this morning, lead by the President of the College.  No worries, happy to go.  Much of the meeting was the doom and gloom that higher education in Ohio is going to experience in the next 4 years with the new governor coming on board.  There is a lot of uncertainty right now with what monies the governor will take away from education.  I didn't say a word, I simply listened, I could have screamed, "Who the hell voted for this idiot, I have yet to meet one person that will confess they did.", but I didn't, I kept my mouth firmly closed.  I think sometimes saying nothing is kind.

TGIF!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More How Cold Is It, Day 15 & 16...


Missed posting yesterday. Opps, I had been so good for so long, record for me really. Yesterday however, I was in a meeting all morning, then in the afternoon I had work to do and then later in the evening I got sucked into a knitting project and simply didn't make it on the blog at all. I know you missed me, didn't ya.

So, how cold is it?

It's so cold, I drug my space heater into work and figure I'll let them pay the bill, and I'll just rush into work everyday, just for the heat. It's a win, win. *grin*

It's so cold, I sat on the toilet seat and my boobs lite up like a Christmas Tree. (TMI, well it's cold, damn it.)

I don't mind the snow, the snow can stay, but can the temps go up just a bit, maybe to the low 30's.




Day 15-I gave the presenter of the meeting a compliment. Stop-it does count.

Day 16- It's still early, so there is room for another option, but I feel I was kind, when a woman in my office stopped in for the 100th time to say you haven't decorated your office yet and I didn't thump her on the head with my space heater. I mean good grief, I've had an office for 6 days, give me a moment. I have other shit to do, also I'm not lugging crap in, in this weather.

It's Friday tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How Cold Is It, Tuesday Trivia, & Day 14...


How cold is it? It's so cold it took the entire hot water tank to simply warm up the bathtub in my house so I could take a bubble bath. Usually some cool water is needed to make the temp agreeable, but not now.

How cold is it? It's so cold, even the Columbus Police Department idiots can't take the time to clean off their cars to have a clear view out their back window. (I so badly wanted to let them know what a quality example they were for their fellow citizens, but alas it would have landed me in a cold cell and I make me late for work.) (Odd how two weeks in a row I have thoughts that would land my bum in a cold cell. Hmmm.)

How cold is it? It's so cold, even set at 62 degrees, the heat in my house ran most of the night. I'm fearful to see the gas bill next month.

That's how cold it is.





Tuesday Urbana, Ohio Trivia

Urbana was one of five towns voted Best Hometown 2011 by Ohio Magazine.

In 1840 during the VanBuren-Harrison contest, downtown Urbana was the site for a national Whig convention dinner.

Urbana is the county seat for Champaign County.

Urbana was named after the town of Urbanna, Virgina. Urbanna means “City of Anne” and was named in honor of England’s Queen Anne.

Andrew Theodore "Drew" Daniel was the winner of Big Brother 5 in 2004. His hometown is Urbana, Ohio.

Joseph Vance, the 13th Governor of Ohio, was from Urbana.

The Urbana High School was designed to look like a castle from a distance.

This fact is not documented, but I believe Urbana-ians are taking over the world. I seem to meet people from Urbana all the time, it's kinda scary.



Day 14-This morning, my kind act again is keeping the Postal Service working. I sent another item in the mail to a friend. Why, well because I can and I think the person may like the item. Maybe not, I could be wrong, but well, will not be the first time.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 11, 12, & 13...


Day 11-Kind act-randomly pay for someone's lunch. This was a delightful act, because I didn't plan to do it, it just happened.

Day 12-Ok, so my kind act on day 12 is a bit of a stretch, but a true one. My kind act was to not interact with others. I was not feeling 100% and this was putting my in a bit of an emotional/pissy mood, so I didn't leave my house but for a quick trip to the grocery store and gas station and I didn't really talk with anyone.

Day 13- I think I'll try to personally keep the Postal System up and running. (Although, honestly, I feel they should close on Wednesday or Saturday, many a year ago, there was no Saturday delivery and although it might be an adjustment, people will complain and then adjust and it would be the new norm.) My kind act today was to send a letter in the mail, hopefully it will bring an unexpected smile to the person that will receive it.

Enjoy this frozen Monday!

Friday, December 10, 2010

IT ARGH!!!! & Day 10...


I had to change my password for my computer stuff at work today. No worries, I'll do the change. Darn it! I changed it and it broke everything. Ok, not everything and it's fixed now. However it was very annoying for a few hours there when I couldn't do anything. I finally get a home of my own and then computer issues. ARGH! Again it's fixed now, I'm getting over it, slowly.

Day 10--I used a very scientific method to determine which of your worthy causes would be donated to today. Ok, so not so scientific, but it worked ok, I guess. I wrote them all down on a piece of paper then dropped the pencil, I planned to donate to the one the pencil was pointing to. As you can see, it didn't really point to one, so I'm going with the one it was closest to. M, I'll be contacting you to find out the best way to donate my lunch money.



Thank goodness it's Friday!!!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Live Video Game & Day 9


This morning while driving to work, there were several people that decided to try and cross the street where there was no sidewalk. I felt like I was in a video game and my role was to take out the humans. I really wanted to try, but figured a jail cell would be kinda cold and I really need my job, so I decided to let the idiots live. No fun, darn it.

Day 9-I will be donating my lunch money to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. I will be adding $3 more dollars to my planned amount for those that commented. Thanks for commenting! Because you took the time to comment, tomorrow, I will use a very scientific way to choose one of the worthy causes you left in the comments to donate my lunch money to tomorrow.

If you are just reading and didn't have a chance to comment, just for fun, let me what worthy cause you would donate to if you could.

Happy Thursday! Tomorrow is FRIDAY, thanks goodness-this week it could not get here fast enough!!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Home, 650, & Day 8...


Today I got an office. It's great to have a home to have a space where I can put my stuff and not feel like I'm invading someone else's space.

This will be my 650th post on this blog, not sure what that says, but there it is.

Day 8-I will use my lunch money today to buy a scarf and hat for a child who is in need of one. Sometimes, the simplest things make a big difference.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Enema, Song Birds, and Day 7...


All of the restrooms in my building have been closed today, some kind of major plumbing issue. It must have been really bad because the smell of the cleaning fluid will just about knock you on your ass as soon as you walk into the hallway. Yikes. So, I have to travel to another building to tinkle. Yes, I said tinkle, get over it. *grin* As I walked into another building, I see a young lady sitting on the floor with several books and papers spread around her by the vending machines across the hall from the ladies room. It's finals week, so it's understandable that students are making the time to study. Why they choose the locations they do often just makes me shake my head. As I'm just about to enter the ladies room I hear her say, "What about the enema?". WHAT!!??? I looked down at her thinking she had spoken to me, then I realize she is on her cell phone will reading through a textbook. Now, at this point, I carry on with my plan, but just keep running this picture through my head, I can't help but smile. I'm choosing to assume she is a health major student and the enema was part of the exam, otherwise, it's just too much.

Last night was the first night of The Sing Off on NBC. Love it! Yeah! I was amused by the name of the group Pitched Slapped. I have a feeling they were voted off, simply because they were afraid Nick would say something else on air. heeeheeee

Day 7-Today I will donate my lunch money to a worthy cause, but am choosing to keep the location to myself. I will make this donation, just as soon as I track down my checks. I wrote the last one yesterday to pay a bill and realized, crap, I have no more in my book. I don't write checks often so it's rare I run out. I'm sure I have more, I just have to find where I have stored them and put pen to paper.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Day 4, 5, and PBJ Week...


Day 4-Kind act...being nice to a senior citizen. (I really wanted to say, not killing a pig...but it seemed too much. All of you who think you want a pig because they are cute and adorable, let me tell you they poop A LOT, you have to clean their home all the time, at least once a week. Also smaller pigs, those less than 250 pounds, well really any pig, they are like a 4 year old. The 4 year old that follows you around and ask, "Why" "Whatcha Doing", etc. that 4 year old. On Saturday there was one pig that would not allow me to clean it's home in peace, now mind you it's home also included about 10 other pigs, so it was not alone. Her 4 year old behavior was to try and chew on the shovel every time I was pushing crap, literally, from one end of the home to the other to get it out of the pigs home. I understand pigs like a bit of ick to roll in, but too much ick is too much ick. Ok, I'm done, sadly real Allie comes out, so much for 24 days of Kindness.)

Day 5-Being kind to Mother Nature. I picked up trash someone left on the street. It took only a moment, but the street looked better and Mother Nature, I hope, was happier.

PBJ Week. I have decided this week, I will pack my lunch with the somewhat inexpensive Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam sandwich. I will use my leftover "lunch money" to contribute to some worthy, in my opinion, causes.

Day 6- I will use my lunch money to buy a toy for the Toys for Tots campaign. Learn more...  Toys for Tots.

I plan to donate my lunch money to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank later this week. I will add $1 to my planned amount for each person that posts a comment with what worthy cause you would donate to if you could. You can post anonymously, but put your initials in the comment, so I know one person is not posting more than once.  You have until Thursday morning to post your comment.

Friday, December 03, 2010

More Ohio Shopping and Day 3...

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta! Rossi Pasta based out of Marietta, Ohio offers almost every kind of pasta you can imagine. The flavor selections are massive, everything from Chocolato Cabernet Tagliarni to Pumpkin Spice Fettuccini to Wild Mushroom to Southwestern Chipotle, just to name a few. They offer many stores in Ohio that carry some of the Rossi Pasta selection where you can walk in and put together a pasta gift box dream, you can order online, or you can road trip to the Rossi Pasta store in Marietta, Ohio.

For those on your list that are kings or queens of the kitchen, you will delight them with not only the pasta to make a special meal, but a new recipe to go with it. Rossi Pasta's website offers several recipe ideas, just print it off the web or add a personal touch and write it on a classic recipe card and include it with your hand selected pasta gift box.

I like a little spice, so the Southwestern Chipotle and Chicken Fettuccini sounds aaaawweeeesoooommmeee!!!! I'm going to have to take a road trip. Just read the description they have with this pasta choice. "Smoky, with a light but passionate hickory and cayenne bite, and a definite Tex-Mex influence...Recommended Accompaniments: Goes with everything Southwest: great under steaks or chili, excellent in cold pasta salads. Loves hot peppers, cheese, and margaritas." Margaritas? Sold!

Learn more... Rossi Pasta.


Day 3

Well this morning, I had no real goal for my "kind" action today.  I thought I would just let it come to me.  It did, early.  I had to go across campus to the building the main student lounge is in.  I walked in to see a few students playing table tennis.  What a good way to get out some anxious feelings about exams.  As I walked past, a mighty hit was completed from one of the students, the ball went flying.  I could have just kept walking, but instead I retrieved the ball for the players.  See being kind does not require a huge act it can be something quite simple.

Kind act done.  However, Karma seemed to feel I needed tested today.  One of my appointments this morning was VERY stretching...this is this first true stretching student I've encountered since starting my new job.  I was frustrated when the student first left the office, but now, eh-it was a blip in the day.  I say BAZINGA! because it makes me smile.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursday Trivia and Day 2...


A bit of Ohio University Trivia for you this Thursday.

Did you know...

3 total students enrolled on the first day of classes.

After a hotly contested debate, switched to the quarter system in 1967. Now they are in the process of moving back to semesters for 2012.

In 1873, Margaret Boyd received her B.A. degree and became the first woman to graduate from the University.

The OU marching band began in 1923.

The name "Marching 110" originally referred to the number of band members in 1967 but the band has since expanded. The 110 now stands for the 110% effort expected of all members at all times.

In 1967, Women are eliminated from the OU Marching Band. Yep that's right we kicked them out. In 1975 they were allowed back in. Just in time to be the first marching band to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Richard Dean Anderson, actor, most known as MacGyver and many others is an alumnus of OU. Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2009)alumnus of OU.

Ohio Bobcats football began in 1894 with an 8-0 loss to Marietta College, but didn't lose a home game from 1927 to 1937.



Day 2 of Kindness

Today I will mail a card to Holiday Mail for Heroes. The Red Cross is collecting holiday cards for the 4th year in a row. They will distribute the card to service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. If you would like to mail your own holiday card, simply address the card to

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

You can learn more about this effort Holiday Mail for Heroes.

If you want to send a card, it must be postmarked by December 10.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

No Humbugs...

Today is December 1, it is easy to become a Humbug this time of year, especially in Ohio with the winter weather.

I have decided that to avoid this, I am going to implement 24 days of kindness. Now, I debated on how to do this. My goal is not to boost, but to encourage others to also think about what they can do, so instead of just giving you ideas, I tell you what "kind" thing I have done for the day, don't feel you need to limit yourself to just one though.

Today, I mailed a card to someone. Just because it will likely put a smile on her face when she gets it. This person is not a blog reader and will have no knowledge of my plan, which makes it more fun. Leave it to me to make being kind all about me.

Enjoy the first day of December and keep in mind your worries are your worries, but there is someone hurting or worrying about worse stuff out there. Think of others today and be kind.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, is the work day done yet?!?...


Toothpicks, anybody have a few toothpicks I can borrow? My eyes keep dropping closed, not good since I still have about two hours left of my work day. ARGH! I can not figure out exactly why one gets so silly tired when they are just driving. Oh well, I will be taking a nap soon, as soon as my little car can take me home and I can stumble up the steps to the bed.

Below is a video from early morning Black Friday that I could not get to post from my phone.  It's quality cinematography I tell you.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Lotto...

Up at 1:30am, one online purchase, four stores, most of my holiday shopping done...priceless.

Most everyone was good natured this morning, well except one lady who dropped a pillow. When I went to pick it up to help her out, she nearly kicked my hand off, yikes. Black Friday Lotto, sometimes you win, sometimes you don't.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lunch!

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Happy Holiday...

What are you thankful for this year? 

I'm thankful for Pandora radio on my phone, ear buds, and lovely blog readers.

This from the Ohio Pork Producers gave me a smile.

I hope you are smiling today!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More Ohio Holiday Shopping...


Because I don't want to think about the long drive ahead of me. I'll focus on this for a moment.

This weekend if you want to advoid the crazy Black Friday consider this Ohio based company.

Based in Newark, Ohio is the Longaberger Company which started in 1973. Longaberger makes lovely hand woven baskets. They have branched out to other home items, but the baskets are the most well known items. They are beautifully crafted right here in the buckeye state. Although you can help an Home Consultant make a few dollars by making your purchases from them, you can buy directly from the website if you like.

Do you want to put a bit more of yourself in your gift? You can travel to the Longaberger Homestead and make your own basket until December 7. You do have to make reservations.



Learn more... Longaberger

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Shopping Assistance...


As the holidays grow near and you are thinking of folks on your list that you might purchase a gift for, let me lend a bit of assistance. There are many great items made right here in OH-IO! Over the next couple of weeks, I will plan to highlight just a few.

Everyone likes cheese, well most everyone. There are several great cheese options in Ohio. One of my favorites is Pearl Valley Cheese in Coshocton County. The Swiss cheese is just brilliant! You can place your order online, but if you are up for a drive, you can visit the retail store Monday though Saturday 8am-5pm. You can even watch the cheese being made, if you arrive before noon.


Learn more...Pearl Valley Cheese

Cheese can stand alone, but of course wine goes very well with cheese. Again, there are many winery options. As part of your road trip, you should continue on to Dover, Ohio to the Broad Run Cheesehouse. You can check out more cheese options and some lovely wine options.

Learn more...Broad Run Cheesehouse


Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oh and the pie...

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The Bear, as promised

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More Bears...


So today lunch was (all that and) a bag of chips and cinnamon gummy bears. What, you ask cinnamon gummy bears, I've never heard of such a thing. Me either, I had to grab a quick lunch at the campus bookstore because I had about 15 minutes between meetings. This was not my original plan, but how it worked out. I went to pull out my phone to take a picture of the bears, because they look much more like bears then the orange ones to post on the blog, and guess what. No phone. Opps. It's on the kitchen table, at least I hope that is where I left it and I didn't drop it somewhere. I've saved a bear for you, no worries. I'll take it home and maybe later today, I'll post it. Let me tell you, if you like cinnamon and gummy bears, you would like these.

I have a bit of a bear issue this week, I know, I working through it. If I could afford therapy I would discuss it with the therapist, but all I've got is this little blog, so post my issues here.

It is Friday, right! Goodness, I hope so. Oh yes, it is, dinner with the marrieds tonight. I made a pie last night.

Ok, now let me tell you about last night. So, I live alone...all future stalkers, I took self defense and I will go for your eyes first if you dare try anything. Off topic, back on...I'm mixing my pie, doing a bit of laundry, trying to get all this done, so I can relax in front of the tele to watch Bones. Well pie is going well, called for a lot of butter, I thought and still believe but whatever, what is life without a little butter. I took my work clothes off to wash and was running around in a t-shirt. Now, I told you I live alone, so this is NOT a big deal. Well, it's not, until you hear a "knock, knock, knock" at the door.

Crap, I put down mixer, remember I have no pants on and grab the blanket off the sofa to wrap around me, so I can answer the door. I open the door a crack, thinking it was a friend that said they might stop by. No, wrong Keebler! It was three men, three, who wanted just a moment of my time to pass on the word of God. Ok, well, I understand you have a commitment to your God, church, fellowship, whatever, but I'm not going to invite three men I do not know into my house, alone. Also, it's cold outside and I'm not going to stand on the front stoop chatting about their idea of God. So, I kindly said, no thanks. With as much kindness as I could muster considering I was standing at the door with only a blanket around me. Then, they ask, well, are you just not interested or is this a bad time, can we come back. Well sir, it's after 8pm, I'm missing Bones, my pie is not in the oven yet, and I DON'T KNOW YOU! Well, that's what I wanted to say, but instead, I simply said, I'm not interested. Then, I think just to annoy me a bit more, they ask if I know any of my neighbors that would benefit from "the word of God". At this point, I wanted to just drop my blanket and tell them I was God and I was very unhappy with them, because I had sent a very clear list of names they should be contacting and they were not following my list---damn free will! However, I didn't, I stated the truth, I don't know my neighbors. Finally, Finally, they left. I went back to my pie, missed Bones, but oh well.

Let the crazy flow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Trivia...

Thursday trivia makes much more sense than Wednesday trivia, right.

Anyway...here are a few random tidbits that may help you with your next crossword puzzle or rousing trivia game with friends, or not.

Did you know...Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for Rocky and sold it for a very low price, on the condition that he star in the movie and receive a share of the profits. Rocky went on to win three Oscars in 1977: best director, best film editing, and best picture. It was also nominated in 7 other categories, including best writing for screenplay.

Can you guess who said this?..."Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe." ....guesses?

I'll give you a hint...he has the same birthday as me. Forget when that is? Ok, good grief, it's August 18. Oh, ok I'll just tell you. It was Irishman Denis Leary. I can really call him an Irishmen, because since both his parents are from County Kerry (the best county, by the way-because I lived there for a summer-I'll show you photos one day), he has dual citizenship.



That was a lot of trivia, I'll leave it at that.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Walk the Plank Orange...

Today is not talk like a pirate day, but I'm having a moment. The orange bears need to take the big plunge. Ick orange! I think I'll change my dating strategy, and start looking for a man who likes the orange, so plank walking is not required.

Happy Wednesday!
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Monday, November 08, 2010

Go Team...

There is a certain team to the North of Columbus, Ohio that has won two games in a row.  This is history making really.  They may have found a quarterback that works well and they may have found a coach willing to take a few risks. I tell you in the last two games, I saw some interesting plays that the old team would never have considered. I'm afraid to name them, afraid to disturb the goodness going on.  I say keep it up and I'll keep watching, because _____ Rocks at least right now!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Today...

Office hoping it not so great sometimes.

I entered a photo contest that the winner will be announced tonight.  I don't expect to win, but am curious to see the winners photo.  I'll try to keep you posted.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday...

This Tuesday is a bit interesting. I'm actually see students doing real work.  Geppetto, I'm a real Advisor.  The students have tons of questions and for the most part I can answer them, yeah!

My Snapple gave me more trivia.  Did you know...poison ivy and poison oak are part of the cashew family? Yeah, me either.  Weird.

Ok, back to work.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Friday...

I have to attend several sessions on the new college this seriously could take a full year to get them in. Today I have to attend Employee Safety Training. I got an email yesterday it would start at 8, most of us ate here and waiting, yet they just said oh well start at 830. I really don't care, pay me to sit here, but there is a staff meeting I should be at. Karma is still pissed off at me, this morning I caught my toe on the corner of the bed, when I put my sock on it was a bit purple, and I can feel it throbbing now. Argh, if someone can tell me what I did I would appreciate it.

Enjoy your Friday and weekend, I'm going to see if I can meet up with karma and make amends.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dear Karma...

I understand the past couple of days you have been unhappy with me: crazy prices on my allergy meds, disrupting my sleep, giving me splitting headaches, breaking bowls, etc. I get it, I'm not sure what I did, but I'll do better. This magnet in the office I'm in today makes your point clear. Oh how I hate those monkeys.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mini Wednesday Trivia...

Do you know what this is called, #. It is called an octothorpe.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Do A Good Thing Today...

Take a moment of your time today and click on this link to help give free mammograms, it only takes a moment to make a difference.  Save Boobs! If you are motivated, you can click on the link once a day.


Friday, October 15, 2010


My sweet tooth is in overdrive this week. Why else would I make bread and pumpkin blondies in the same week and a double batch of the pumpkin at that.

Thank goodness dinner tonite with the marrieds, I can take most of the pumpkin there.

Have a grand weekend!
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mini Trivia Thursday...

According to Real Fact #826...in the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Hmmmmm.....is this 10,000 steps a day or more and what is average. Snapple does not clarify. Oh well, back to enjoying my new favorite treat.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mini Wednesday Trivia...

Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open? Now you do. Enjoy the sun today!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My brain hurts...

I'm in computer training all day today. I think my head may explode. My allergies are killing me. My phone is Crap. Is it Monday?
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Monday, October 11, 2010

domestic...

Banana bread in the oven, cinnamon in the air...ah Autumn, I don't care that my air conditioning is also running.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Mini Letters...

Dear Mother Nature,

Thank you for bringing autumn back.  I was in fear that there would be no autumn and we would simply go from summer to winter.  Autumn is my favorite time of year, so I greatly appreciate your assistance today.

With Love,
ME


Dear Self,

In the future do not attempt to do a Mcgyver job of hemming your pants just moments before you must wear them, not start, you will be late for work.  Also, buy a new pair of black dress shoes, these ones are killing your feet.

All The Best,
ME


Dear Columbus Drivers,

I understand that in the city is is rare that you must deal with a four way stop, however, when the lights go out, you must treat them as a four way stop.  If you have forgotten how a four way stop works, then you need to park your car and review your driver permit book again.

Sincerely,
ME


Dear Ms. T,

Thank you for being you. Thanks for the tickets the other day, they were greatly appreciate!

You ROCK!
ME


Dear Readers,

I caught a bit of a cold over the weekend and I'm not quite in a groove yet with my new job and getting ready for art shows and such.  I'm a slacker and as has happened in the past, the blogging is the one to suffer. If you are still checking to see if new posts are here, you really are the best! 

Have a grand day!
ME

Friday, October 01, 2010

Misc...

In an orientation today for work, yes this is my second one, I guess they really want me to be oriented. It's helpful information, except the guy sitting next to me keeps talking to himself and as the day progresses is starting to smell. Ick. At least he works in another department, even campus.

In more fun news I went to my first Blue Jackets game this week. I didn't understand all the rules, but it was fun, esp since they won in an overtime shoot out.

It's Friday! Do a dance and enjoy your weekend!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Fair...

Going through photos this evening I found many forgotten photos.  So, sad, they must be shared.  In August, I visited the Iowa State Fair.  Why you ask, well, good question, I have no good answer.  I mean yes, there are tons of fairs here in Ohio.


Buy the t-shirt, no silly, just take a picture of it, to confirm you really were at the Iowa State Fair.


There were a ton of people there, even though it was crazy hot.


Good thing about the Iowa State Fair, one can have a pint of beer with their chips.  Notice scary blue finger nail polish.  It just added to the fun fair experience.


When beer does not cool one off a nice popsicle is highly recommended. 

And that kids is a short trip to the fair.  It's Tuesday, I think...still over loaded with new information.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Residents...

The mill has a couple of new residents.  After a morning of nothing but non-stop bagging of corn for deer hunters, I took a moment to snap a photo of the two new residents at the mill. 


Throughout the years different cats have lived at the mill.  Maggie was actually a kitten from Molly the original mill cat.  These two showed up a few weeks ago.  They are just getting to the point where you can pet them, only if you have treats for them though.  They will have to catch mice to earn their keep.  They are just kittens right now, but soon, they will have to start meeting their quota weekly.  That or learn to bag corn, good grief those Jersey boys buy a ton of corn, well really almost two ton of corn every weekend.

This young lady is very curious and will play with a string for a bit perks up at the first sound of the treat container.

This young man is a bit more cautious.  He will come out for treats if you step away, but sits back and will just watch the other kitten play with the string.

My brain is fried from tons of new information from the new job, so kittens are calming. Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This is the life...

Started new job today. Had a hot cuppa tea with Ms. H on the patio at the coffee shop in the almost autumn crisp evening air. Ah, this is going to be a grand autumn!
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Trip Across the Border...

Quick trip to Calabash, N.C. today crossed over from S.C., really far trip, all of 10 minutes. Took a boat ride out into the ocean. Saw a few dolpin, watched a shrimp boat pull in their bounty, and saw a couple of sting ray up close. Who knew a two hour tour could zap all of your energy.
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

SC...

My week has been filled with surf, sand, pools, a lovely lazy river, margaritas, sangria, tilapia, red snapper, sea scallops, crab, shrimp, sunscreen, many towels, wine, and shopping. Ok, little shopping, but today was a shopping day. I did buy this great t-shirt. Gotta love it. The SC Gamecocks. I know it's a bit childish, a bit "Wayne's World-ish", but the Gamecocks are just fun to say.

Go Gamecocks!

Monday, September 06, 2010

My Morning...

Early alarm to see sunrise. Brilliant veiw from the balcony. Walk in the surf. Coffee at the bar watching the surf. Fresh krispy kreme for breakfast.

Now sitting on the beach, soon to be in the water.

This afternoon, more of the same.

Ah, vacation!
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Friday, September 03, 2010

Argh...

Sitting at the laundry mat. Why you ask, well my cat had to take a car ride this morning and she decided my Mom's lap was a good location to pee. So, I'm here trying to correct Maggie's wrong. Too bad my parents store doesn't have a washing machine!

I hope your Friday starts and ends a bit better than mine.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Wednesday Trivia…


Who has been slacking when it comes to blog posts? Me, sorry.

Who has been cleaning in their office today? Me, the dust needs to go.

Who has been packing all the stuff up in her office today? Me, mostly packed and ready to go.

Who is having their last day at the university today? Me!!!!

Who is super excited that today is her last day at the university because that means she is leaving to take another job? ME!!!!! I haven’t said much on here because I wanted to make sure all the paperwork went through. I completed all the paperwork yesterday and I’ll be headed to another college soon.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

If It's Wednesday...

It's trivia day!


In hockey, the penalty box is often referred to as the sin bin.


The fairy tales Puss in Boots, Little Red Ridinghood, Cinderella, were first written down by Charles Perrault, who also helped design part of the Louvre.

It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in one summer.

There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter.

The term hung jury, a jury that cannot agree on a verdict, was started in the 1840's.

About 2 billion tons of animal manure are produced in the U.S. every year. France, Holland and Belgium have been classified by the European Community as "manure surplus" regions because they produce more than their land can absorb.

The condensed water vapor trail left behind by jets is called a contrail.

The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body.

The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. It is estimated that 40 percent of the land is below sea level.

Now you know!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lists...

I have found I like making lists.  To Do lists are great, I love being able to check items off as they are accomplished.  It makes me feel a small sense of moving forward.  Often lists can be helpful. Pro/Con lists can help when making a difficult decision.  I don't always stick to my lists, but that's ok too.

I liked my year of 34 list, although I kinda lost track of it.  I think I'll continue the idea for the year of 35.

Thing I've never done before in this my 35th year.

1. Got a pedicure.  I know can you believe it, 35 and never had a pedicure, but it's true. I got one over the weekend. It was great. I was a bit nervous, ok a lot nervous because I have very sensitive feet to the point of pain sometimes, but it went well and my toes are so darn cute.  I went with a bright pink, I figure in a couple of weeks, if it lasts that long, I will not loose my toes in the sand.



2. Got a full body massage.  Dear goodness it was awesome!  Charles Penzone Salon, you lived up to your reputation and I thank you kindly for it.  I will try to work more massages into my budget, so worth it.

That's it for now, but those were two great ones, right.

Friday, August 20, 2010

To Do...

List: Oil change- waiting on it now; Walmart run- done, thankgoodness, hate doing it but needed every now and then; Party supply store- done, Woot, that place is a trip, a good one; Kroger- next; laundry- some done a mound still to go; cleaning- hmmm soon, Ick; dinner at Brio- only if I get all others done soon.

Hmmm... is this how I envisioned my day off? Well no, but need, and hey I'm not at work.

Enjoy your weekend kids!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random Wednesday Trivia...

Can you guess who this person is?

This person's first and only dog was named Tiny.  The cutie lived 16 great years.


This person once had a horse named Jan.


This person's current pet is a cat named Maggie.


Oh, I know I've stumped you now...but I'll keep going.

This person was Junior Class President at her High School. And, yes, the class song was "Friends in Low Places".  Sad, but true.


This person was a stubborn or determined child who liked challenges, depending on your view.  Yes, those are mini jackasses.  Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get a jackass to go somewhere it doesn't want to, a real challenge.


This person loves white chocolate ice mochas with skim milk and no whip.


This person used to wear overalls for play and not cleaning hog pens and looked just adorable.


This person used to swim and play in this creek below her parents house as a child before she learned there were water snakes.  Then the fun ended quickly.


This person can't help but laugh at this video.

video

This person is turning 35 today.

Can you now guess this person?

You kids are so smart...yes, it's me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday...

Friday 13th, but so far I've been swimming, eat a nice breakfast, and well I guess that's enough for a vacation day! Enjoy your weekend kids!
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Random Trivia Wednesday…


Did you know that all of this happened on August 11 in history?

In 1925: Actor Michael Douglas was born.

In 1934: The first prisoners arrived at Alcatraz.

In 1965: Deadly rioting took place in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

In 1992: The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota.

In 2009: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, died at age 88.

Well, guess what...now you know.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Trivia...

No, just kidding Wednesday is trivia day silly...well at least the Wednesday's I remember to do it.

This past weekend was the Dublin Irish Festival...excellent craic.  Lots of dancing, Irish music, kilts, laughs, music, fish and chips, kilts, bagpipes, kilts, lemon shake ups, kilts, Irish music, kilts...did I mention there were kilts.  *grin*

There was of course the yearly sand sculpture.  This was early Saturday, there was loads more added, but didn't think to take a final picture.

I got to hear my favorite Trad Irish song.  YEAH!!!

And I found the design for my next tattoo.  One small problem...loads of detail..but this was carved into a big hunk of stone...can you imagine.  It was awesome, but had a really awesome price too, darn it.

In other random news...look Ma, I've got nails.  Two weeks of not working at my parents store and my nails actually will grow. Forgive the crappy paint job and wrinkly almost 35 year old hands...and just look at those nails.  Ah, yeah!
Today is Tuesday, it will be a good day.  I did a jig last night just to make sure it was and scary, but true, I wore a skirt to work today...kids this only happens once in a very blue moon.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I know, right

I kinda feel like Maggie here. This is the "I know, right." face. I was in hurry up, now wait mode. I wish I had more info to share. I know, right!

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Fair-ly Fun...

The Ohio State Fair is currently in full swing, I recommend if you haven't been in a few years, go, enjoy.  If nothing else it's great people watching.

There are pigs...not that I don't see enough of them myself, but if you haven't seen a pig in a while, the hog barn does have a fun gift shop with all things pig.


Jim from NBC 4 says the weather is all good in Columbus, even in his scarecrow form.


I don't know if NBC 4 will be doing the news from the fair when you are there, but if they are you can see just want talking heads they really are.



I'm telling you the people watching is grand, this I just can't even explain. I just look about in wonder.