Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Soundtrack of My Life *so far*

I got this little interesting activity from E-Dog's blog. It was fun to do, I followed the directions except where noted.


1. Open our library on your Zen, Ipod, or other MP3 player.
2. Put it on Shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question press the Next button (but you can listen to the whole song if you want to).

Opening Credits:

Got My Own Thing Now ~ Squirrel Nut Zippers

Waking Up:

There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) ~ The Eurythmics

Falling In Love:

Butterfly ~ Crazy Town

Fight Song:

Sledgehammer ~ Peter Gabriel

Breakup Song: *okay I'm doing two for this one because this first one just doesn't make any sense*

Freakshow On The Dancefloor ~ The Bar-Kays

Okay this one makes more sense....

Wannabe ~ The Spice Girls (don't even start, I LIKE them!)

Making Up Song:

Turning Japanese ~ The Vapors

Life's Okay Song:

Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Tears For Fears

Mental Breakdown:

Closer ~ Nine Inch Nails

Blue (Da Ba Dee) ~ Eiffel 65


It's A Sin ~ Pet Shop Boys

Happy Dance:

Living Dead Girl ~ Rob Zombie


Laid ~ James

Final Battle:

Stomp! ~ The Brothers Johnson

Death Scene:

If You Want To Get To Heaven ~ The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
* I shit you not, that was the song*

Final Credits:

Evil Ways ~ Santana

Friday, December 29, 2006

Back from Arkansas

Hello everyone! The family and I are back from our holiday trip to Arkansas. It was an extremely nice Christmas vacation down south and I didn't have one panic attack. Now, some in my family may say I am overly protective of my children, but I don't believe it for a second. We flew down to my parents this past Saturday. It was a day early for us because usually we don't make it down there until Christmas Eve. The whole family was there this year. *except my brother, his wife, and their kid.* Let's all there were 21 of us for Christmas....then the missing ones came in and there were 24 in all.

Brad got me the Totally 80's trivial pursuit game so we played it two nights in a row. The guys against the girls. Wouldn't you know it, the guys beat us both times. We even had all our pie pieces and were in the middle, they just got their last question right before us. Ugh! We'll never hear the end of it now.

Lyanna and Kenzie had a blast. They love being with their cousins. I wish we were closer so they could spend more time together. They all just played and played and played.

Brad went duck hunting with my brother and my dad. They saw the ducks but never got to shoot at any. We made duck gumbo from the ones they shot last year. We also had bar-b-que and catfish. Mmmmm mmmmmm good! I miss that southern food. We brought a pound of b-b-q home with us to eat later. Don't know if any of you are familiar with Craig's in Devall's Bluff, Arkansas...but, in my opinion, they have the best b-b-q ever. It really has to do with their slaw, but that doesn't travel well....

We were planning on staying down there til Sunday but with the crappy weather forecast decided we better get home early. We flew in on Thursday. It is nice to be back home, however much I miss my family. I LOVE my bed!!! I slept so well last night. It was like sleeping on a cloud. The girls were very happy to be home as well. They missed their stuff and their beds.

I hope everyone had as lovely a Christmas as I did. Ho- Ho- Ho!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Some fun Christmas-ee things to do!

Merry Christmas! Here are some fun things to do if you find yourself with a little extra that's going to happen.

1. Decorate your own tree!
2. Christmas Tetris

3. Create your own Christmas Story...Starring YOU!

4. Coloring Pages.....color online or Print them out

5. Santa and the Evil Elves....this game is hard!

7. Christmas Quiz: I got 11/14 for a 79%

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Deer Slayer

I don't write too much about my husband, Brad. For some unknown reason he doesn't like people "all up in his business". So, to honor his wishes I usually talk about myself and the girls and other things that interest me. Today is different. This post is all about the manly man I have married.

My man went out and got dinner for the family yesterday. He got up at the butt crack of dawn, dressed up in his camo duds, drove out to the farm, sat his ass in a tree in the cold and............shot his first deer. Or as he so quaintly phrases it:

He slew a deer.

That cracks me up...he didn't kill the deer or shoot the deer, he slayed the deer. Pictures of a deer/dragon keep popping up in my head. Too many fantasy novels and games of D & D in my youth I suppose.

Not only did he slay it, he dressed it as well. That in itself is a big deal for him...he is not so good around the site of blood, and the inside of a deer does not smell quite so nice as the outside (and the outside is not that pleasant to begin with). honor of his huge manly accomplishment (I am so proud of you Baby!) here is Brad with his first deer. I want you all to know that I am truly proud of him, none of this is meant as sarcasm at all. I love venison and can't wait to eat some!

This is only a test...

I borrowed this from E-Dog who borrowed it from someone else...please continue to pass it on. It's very cool, but I didn't get what I thought I would...hrmmmm what do you think this says about me?

You are The Tower

Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.

The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans are disrupted. Your views and ideas will change as a result.

The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What's most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Monday, December 11, 2006

These are for Velvet Girl....

Here are two photos I took today: The first is on the Canon Rebel: very expensive digital camera with all the doo dads and buttons and accessories (sp?). It is a picture of a picture of the girls with Santa. I know...I'm too lazy to try and go and scan it and deal with the freakos at Wally World.

This one is another beautiful sunset at the end of my street. The clouds were just so breathtaking on this day, I couldn't resist taking a shot. I took this one with my digital pocket size canon.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I have done ...this many!

Got this from E-Dog. Pick what you have done and bold 'em. Just like my blogger friend Ian I will answer all questions about bold thingy's in comments. :) Here I go....

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse of the moon
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

What happend to #98????

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Saturday, December 09, 2006

What have I been up to?

Well, I have been a busy person since that last post I made. Brad and I flew to Atlanta for the SEC Conference Championship game. It was my first time in Atlanta. I had been to the airport but never stayed in the city. It was fun and interesting to say the least.

The fun started at the Akron airport. Dumb ole me, I totally forgot about the whole "no liquids on the plane" thing. Here I am with my body spray, shampoo, toner, lotion, etc. Not to mention the various liquids in my make-up case. So....they pull me to the side, go through my bag. I WAS going to take my bag with me on the plane...but now I had to check it.

Not that bad, the security peeps were nice, and didn't treat me like I was an idiot. We had plenty of time because our flight was delayed an hour.

Made it to Atlanta and went to the baggage claim area. My bag never showed up. I cried...we go to the desk. They run a check and find out, my bag never got on our plane. It was still in Akron. I just have a hard time understanding how that could happen. Even after I checked the bag, we sat in the terminal for an hour. How could they not have put my bag on the plane with everyone else's bags. There were people checking in after I checked my bag. The woman at the desk assures me that my bag is on the next flight and they will have my suitcase to me that evening.

We get on the train and ride to our hotel. It is super nice. Sit down in the lobby bar and have a drink, then I go upstairs to rest a bit.

We met my cousin and his wife there and they were going to have dinner with some of his family. We decided to go out on our own and try to find this little Indian food rest. we had looked up on the internet.

We totally go to the wrong place and end up going to three different places before we found anything that looked promising. Atlanta is very strange. There doesn't seem to be any one place that has a rest/ club/bar area. In Little Rock there is the Riverfront. In Marietta we have Front Street. Everywhere I've been seems like there is one area where you can go and find some place to eat, a bar to hang out in, etc. Not in least not where anyone was telling us to go.

We walked around a little bit and found an awesome restaraunt/sportsbar and had a really nice dinner. Right before I was going to offically freak out on Brad. I was tired, hungry, and I didn't have my luggage..I was border line panic attacking for sure.

Went back to the hotel and hung out in the sports bar. Most of the people there were Gator fans but that was okay. Everyone was very cordial and we had a blast hanging out and good naturedly ribbing each other. There were many calls of "Orange...Blue..." and "Wooooo Pig Sooooooie!"

I went to bed around midnight and was called at 2 am by the person bringing my luggage. Did I want her to bring it up to my room. Hell no! I said half asleep. I'll get it in the morning.

Next moring comes and we are getting ready to go out before the game. Brad starts looking for our tickets. He can't find them. We go through everything, empty out the suitcases, purses, pockets..everything. He thinks he left it down in the lobby bar when we met my cousins and gave them their tickets. We call the front dest and no one turned any in. They give us replacement tickets to the aquarium.

One more time we look and just before we give up hope the tickets are found behind a notepad in the folio Brad was carrying. Much happiness and relief is felt by all.

I have to say that the aquarium in Atlanta is AWESOME!!! I could have stayed there most of the day. The Beluga whales are so very cute, and they have the scariest looking crabs I have ever seen. They are about 4 feet across and look like giant ass spiders...or something from Alien. Very cool, oh and the sea horse exhibit was absolutely beautiful. I bought the girls some really cute t-shirts there.

We walked through Olympic Park. It is very nice... We walked around some, saw the Hard Rock, watched part of the Christmas Parade... had lunch. Then got ready to go to the game. We went to the pep rally before the game. It was fun, got our picture made together. Then off to the game.

We had really nice seats. That is an great arena. I don't think there really are any bad seats. We were in the upper deck but it wasn't steep like some places. You didn't stand up and feel like you were going to fall flat on your face in the middle of the field. The people sitting all around us were nice and we all had a great time at the game even if we lost.

Went back to the hotel after the game and had a drink in the bar, went upstairs and ordered room service *chocolate cake and coffee to drown our sorrows* and then went to bed.

Got up early next day did a little shopping and heading for the airport. *I boxed up my liquids and the hotel was so nice to ship them home for me so I wouldn't have to check my bag going home*. We made our flight with no delays, and were home and with our kiddoes by 6 pm I do believe.

Lots of fun and it was our first whole weekend away from the girls. I didn't freak out and they were very good for the grandparents. Although, I think the grands were glad to see us back. The girls do wear you out.