Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Random Wednesday Movie Trivia…

My post yesterday got me to thinking about movies and famous quotes…well at least ones that stuck in my head. For a change of pace I’ll actually give you a chance to see if you know the movie, then I’ll post the answers on Friday. If you want to post your responses in the comments. The person with the most correct answers will win a lovely Allie Photo. I know what an awesome prize, but hey it’s what I can offer. Ok, ready…now if you go Google the answers, then it’s really not as fun.

1. Why you don't you just go HOME? That's your HOME! Are you too good for your HOME?

2. Yippy-ki-yay mother-fucker.

3. Violet, you're turning violet!

4. We're not worthy!

5. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?... They call it a Royal with Cheese.

6. Show me the money!

7. You can't handle the truth!

8. Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

9. As ...wish.

10. It's not a tumor!

11.  There's no crying in baseball!

12. Get busy living or get busy dying.

13. I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.

14. We're not in Kansas anymore.

15. I'd like to call the United States from the smallest fucking room in the world!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Movie Bonanza

Over the next two days I’ll be in full Twilight mode. This evening, there will be a viewing of the first two movies. I’ve been notified there will be fabulous food to boot, so I’m there no questions asked. *grin*

Tomorrow, there will be a short wait in line (hopefully) and then the third installment of the saga between Bella, Jacob, and Edward. Are you team Jacob or Edward? If I had asked this question about two years ago, everyone would be looking at me like I had lost what little intelligence I had and wonder what in tarnation I was talking about. Funny how Pop Culture worms it way in and then never leaves. Before 1985 no would have said, “what are you blind, McFly”. It’s been around since before me, but before 1942, “here’s looking at you, kid”, would not have had the same meaning. And so on and so one.

Because I can...below are the trailers for all three movies.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Last week I reported on my lack luster start to my summer reading commitment. I have good news to report. Due to my many hours on the road this weekend and a very late night wrapped in a book, I have now completed three. Count them, three of my nine summer reading books. I’m working on the fourth and fifth and need to go to the library for more materials. That’s right readers, I will not go down in shame this year, I will reach my goal. I wonder if cookbooks can count, I flip through those all the time. Mind you I don’t actually make any of the stuff, just like thinking one day I will.

In case you didn’t know…it’s Monday.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Orlando Revisited...

Something happened to my photos from the Orlando trip, they disappeared from my computer.  I can't believe I deleted them, but alas they are gone.  Out of luck while in Florida, I downloaded most of my pics onto my sister's laptop and she FINALLY sent me the photos and ones she took also.  Hers are just too funny.  By no means are they flattering at all but gave me a Friday morning laugh, so I felt like I should share.  You may not find them as funny as I do, but humor me.

The day we went to Epcot it rained off an on, so it was bit chilly.  I went off in search of some coffee.  At the time, I didn't notice, but I think it was laced with something...I mean look at me, I'm clearly stoned.

On the other hand the coffee made Aunt P gitty.  You would think Disney would have consistent drugs, everything else is done so well. 

At this point, I'm mostly soaked and just gone...I don't even think therapy would help.

Ms. N seems to have many personalities.  She's way happy here, scary really.

Then she changes gears at the drop of a hat...baaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhahahahah pun intended.

The sun in Florida fried our brains...we hadn't see sun in so many months at that point.

This one is funny just because if you know my Mom, you know she does not drink, but being a Mom is always there to hold our drinks.  *smile*  Thanks Mom!

I didn't get permission to post these photos, but if you can't laugh at yourself and your family who can you laugh at? 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Reading Club…

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for the summer reading program at my local library. I’m not sure what I was thinking I agreed to read 9 books, that was a book a week and to this point, I’m about 1/3 of the way through only one book. CRAP! I’ve got to play catch up. I don’t think the library will take me out and shoot me if I don’t reach the 9 books, but I feel like I should try to reach my goal.

I’m listening to a book right now, it’s being read by the author and it’s pretty funny so far. I’m not big on listening to books, but I’m in the car so much it seems like a good way to get in a book or two.

I’m Down a Memoir by Mishna Wolff.

A white girl growing up with a white father who thinks he is black in a black neighborhood outside of Seattle in 1980’s/90’s.  So far, thumbs up.

If you have any good book suggestions, I’m open to ideas.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Random Wednesday Trivia…

In my attempt to assist you with your random trivia knowledge, once again Random Wednesday Trivia.

The town of Fort Atkinson, Iowa was the site of the only fort ever built by the U.S. government to protect one Indian tribe from another. Who is Paul Herold?  Well, he is the current mayor of Fort Atkinson.

The Rufous is the only species of hummingbird to nest in Alaska. They migrate 2,000 miles to Mexico each winter, and then back to Alaska in the spring.

After 11 years of living together, Danny De Vito and Rhea Perlman were married during a Taxi lunchbreak.

In the old school primer "Now We Read," the name of the cat featured with Dick, Jane, Sally, and their dog Spot, was Puff.

An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows. A pound of corn consists of approximately 1,300 kernels. 100 bushels of corn produces approximately 7,280,000 kernels. Corn is produced on every continent of the world with the exception of Antarctica.

And now you know.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Really Random Finds...

I was surfing the web today.  The web has some seriously odd, weird, sometimes interesting information.

I found a couple of items that just made me smile.

For your kitchen... a Rubik's Cube salt and pepper grinder. Too funny, just the thing for retro 1980's kitchens.

For your scraps and scratches...Pac-Man band aids.  Again, very 1980's.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 21, 2010


I love watching the trailers for upcoming movies.  When I go to the theatre I want to arrive early, in time to get the middle of the middle seat and to watch all the trailers.  Trailers can make a shitty movie look like it will rock, which is their job, but it's fun.

I've been watching a few trailers on Hulu for Eclipse.  Ok, so judge me, I don't care.  However at this point, I feel like I've seen the entire movie...oh well it will just be a recap when actually attending the movie.  Should they put so many trailers out there, I can't decide.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I’ve been busy this week, busy here at work. I love how the assumption is that summer are slow for this field. My computer at home is having some issues, so no good for posting either. I’m hoping to get it looked at next week to find out what the problem is, I think Vinton County put a hex on it. Any IT people to have ideas on how to get the laptop to connect to a wireless connection..pass ‘em on. It says it’s connected, but then brings up only dead pages. Ah well, I can’t be wonderful at everything. *grin*

I haven’t blogged, which is just terrible. Nothing exciting to report really, so let me just vent about today just a bit, please


I forgot to take may allergy meds as I was running super late and have sneezed enough for a month.

I logged into facebook for the first time in a long time and there sat the suggestion of a “friend” an ex that really, I don’t need in my “friend” suggestion list. ARGH! I think I stick to facebook for work only these days.

I signed my annual review and discovered that I’m getting a new supervisor, yet to be announced. Really, someone couldn’t have told me that. I had to read it in my supervisor’s comments on my review. Nice, well done! There are so many rumors floating around right now, I just have to keep telling myself that as long as I get money in my account every month, at it’s worth it. As long as I don’t reach the stage of drinking a bottle of red wine and eating a bag of popcorn for dinner every night, I’m good. I did this with another job for several months, way too long, I will not allow myself to get to that point of frustration again. Hell, I would move back with my parents, want me or not, and pitch hog shit rather than get to that point again. Ah FU, at least I got something from you.

Ok, so I’m off, enough venting for the moment. It’s almost Friday, right? RIGHT?!!??!?!??!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

My Bounty...

I went to a farmers market yesterday and pick up a couple of things.  They are all like candy.  Oh, the cheese, the cheese is just grand. 

If you are near a farmers market this weekend, stop, stop and support local growers!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Good, but...

I have taken photos I really like, but would never likely print them.  They are just not photos that one would print, but I do like them so have a look.

The little picture here on the blog doesn't really do this one justice.  The light coming through the trees and the autumn colors are just grand.

I'm not sure why this moss in Washington is so interesting, but it is. Maybe it’s the many shades of green.

This one just makes me happy. It could be the bright happy colors.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Wacky Wet Wednesday Random Trivia...

All About the Numbers

There are 42 dots on a pair of dice.

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, and gum.

Each year, the average American consumes nearly 2 14-ounce bottles of ketchup. Ketchup is found in 97 percent of U.S. households, beating out salt, pepper, and sugar.

The shortest war on record, between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted just 38 minutes.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time. It is 1/100 of a second.

And now you know.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

It’s All Greek To Me…

Recently I saw Get Him to the Greek. I didn’t know much about it going in, but it seemed like a light fun flick to see. If you are looking for something fun, silly, a bit icky, no thinking required, good for a few laughs, this might be a good flick to catch at the $1 movie. I give it a C-. Keep an eye out for the vomit, there is a lot in this movie. Hey, I warned you it was a bit icky.

Friday, June 04, 2010

A Finished Project…

It takes me forever to finish knitting projects sometimes. This project was started two years ago. I had planned to give it to a friend from Scotland during her visit a couple of years ago. Needless to say, I never finished and she returned to Scotland without this lovely scarf.

She returned again this year from a visit in March. I busted the scarf back out and knitted until my fingers were bleeding. Ok not really, but I did bust a needle and finished the scarf for her to take back with her this year. Finally!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Concert Bliss...

Sunday I attend the James Taylor and Carole King concert. It was brilliant! As a child my parents used to torment me with this kind of music. It was not until I was an adult, that I actually started to enjoy it. Like the music or not, you have to appreciate that they are both legends in the music world.

The stage was very simply, but nice.  There was no back, it was a circle that was on a very slow rotation so that the entire audience as one point was facing the singers.  Photo from my phone, not great, but need the cord for real photos.

Below are a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Oh My...

I watched this last night and recoginzed one of these guys as a former student of mine. So sad, yikes. I wish him well, but this is not good, not good at all.