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.