Thursday, December 24, 2009
Here's hoping your Christmas will be filled with love and laughter and lots to eat!!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Further proof that I'm losing the weight? Last night my husband told me he's checking out my butt!!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
But let me give you fair warning.
If you are going to use Facebook as a announcement of every little boring, inane thing you are doing, I might just unfriend you.
I really don't care that you just woke up. Or that you are going to bed. Or that you have a headache. Or that you are eating, sleeping or pooping. I JUST DON'T CARE!!!
Tell me something fun and exciting that you have done or are about to do.
But don't tell how much you despise the Republicans/Democrats. Or what stupid thing President Obama has done. Or how the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
I JUST DON'T CARE!!
Don't preach to me. I know Jesus loves me. He loves you too. And would love you even more if you didn't go on and on about the minutiae of your day.
You COULD join in my Friday Lunch Challenge. That is always fun. Share your lunch menu for the day. But I don't want to know your every bite.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Really makes you want to come visit, doesn't it?
I think for the new year we are going to invest in a new carpet or hardwood flooring (depends on my Christmas bonus) and a new couch. One that the cats won't shred.
How do you train cats not to claw on the furniture?
Friday, November 27, 2009
Or sometimes it is an apple pie from Drakes.
Or Butterscotch Krimpets.
Do you have these brands in your neck of the woods?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We had lots of turkey, stuffing, two kinds of potatoes, peas, corn, creamed onions, cranberry sauce, gravy and rolls.
For dessert there was pie and cookies and pumpkin cheesecake, ice cream plus other assorted goodies.
I am FULL
Here's hoping you had an excellent Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
With the exception slippers, it is the only Christmas gift I ever got him that I KNEW he would use nearly every day.
I'll never be able to top it.
Unless I can score some Superbowl Tickets.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I used to worry my rings, turning my finger red and chafed, in an effort to get them off. Finally one day they slipped off. I never put them back on.
I missed them, but liked the feeling on not being constricted even more.
Then when I started to lose weight I put them back on. Now they are loose. Almost as loose as when I first got them.
I mentioned to Tom that since we've been married for 15 years maybe I could get a new ring? He was a bit taken aback. Not by the 15 years. He knows how long we've been married, but by the thought that I might want another ring. He knows I'm not a big jewelry girl. When we got engaged he was the on who insisted that I get a ring. He's never had to buy me diamonds to make me happy. I'd much rather a pot of pansies or some such thing.
I've planted the thought in his head. He's a bit frugal, my Tom and he says that we need to do some much needed work around the house. Who knows, maybe in a year or so I'll be sporting a new diamond band? Or a paved driveway. Either way, I'll be happy.
Monday, November 23, 2009
So tonight I made breaded venison chops. I overcooked them. It doesn't take much turn a nice piece of venison into leather.
I ended up eating chicken. Again. I'm getting mighty tired of chicken.
Perhaps next time I should eat beans to get my protein.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I can't make up my mind if I would rather be a servant or an aristocrat with servants.
Somedays I want to be a ladies maid and other days I want to have a butler to answer the door and announce guests.
Either way, I would love to have a British accent.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Snaps to Stephanie
*Sweeet and salty drops ingredients: Butter, flour, demerara cane sugar, salt, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract. For further information you'll have to ask her. All I know is that I scarfed down the whole bag in one sitting.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
It took me by surprise.
I have always been told that I resemble my father.
I don't mind looking like my mother. She has a pleasing face.
But it made me wonder if she ever looked in the mirror and saw HER mother? And did my grandmother look in the mirror and see HER mother. And so on. Really when you think about it it could be my great-great-great grandmother's face staring back at me.
This is too deep a thought for a Thursday night.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I can't seem to quit talking. My mother calls it "diarrhea of the mouth".
But by the time the weekend rolls around I just want to be silent. On Saturday, when I'm the only one at home, I don't talk to anyone. Except maybe an occasional word to the cats.
I luxuriate in the silence.
Sundays, if Tom has to work I get another day, unless I go to the grocery store. And even then I can maintain silence, especially if I go through the self-check out.
Try it sometime, you will be refreshed for the coming week.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I was pleased.
But I'm not a huge potato fan. My Irish ancestors are probably rolling over in their peat graves.
I'd rather have rice.
But I won't say no to a nicely fried french fry. Of the Burger King Variety.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Over the weekend I was watching Julia Child and Jacques Pepin prepare Thanksgiving dinner. Among the many side dishes was creamed onions. I always wanted to make them but thought it might be too complicated. After watching Julia I realized that there is nothing to it. Just peel the pearl onions, saute them in butter, add white pepper and cream bring to a boil and then let the liquid reduce. Easy-peasy.
I also like Funyuns. Mostly made of cornmeal, they are onion flavored and a guilty pleasure.
I like the smell of fresh cut onion grass.
My grandparents used to make beautiful brown Easter eggs from onion skins. It is a dying art. Dying....get it?!?
Tom is a fan of my onion dip and requests it for parties. All it is, is a packet of Lipton french soup and sour cream mixed well and chilled. But I'm a star every time I make it.
I've said this before, my mother told me a long time ago that if you want to fool your husband into thinking that dinner is on the way, start frying up some onions. The smell permeates the house. There is nothing quite like the smell of frying onions.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I'm really quite into lists.
List of books to read.
List of movies to watch, otherwise known as my Netflix queue.
List of boxes I need to send out.
List of chores to do around the house.
List of things to buy a Walmart
The list goes on and on.
Do you make lists?
Friday, November 13, 2009
That means I don't have to make dinner because Kathy always has a nice spread out for the poker players PLUS I will have control of the remote and I can watch a girly movie. ALL BY MYSELF.
Life is good.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
First off you should know that Wednesday is Tom's regular day off and when I left for work, he was preparing to go out and do some Fall clean-up's, get more kerosene, mow the lawn and get a haircut.
When I arrived home, I found that that although the lawn was mowed, the empty kerosene jugs were still waiting by the door and my shaggy-haired husband was very nearly comatose on the couch.
When I tried to rouse him, he was exceedingly obnoxious so I retreated to the kitchen whereupon I called my sister and we had a nice long chat. Midway through the call, the sleeping giant woke from his slumbers, lurched into the kitchen, stumbled out the back door and proceeded to retch violently off the back porch. He sounded like a college girl puking in the parking lot of a fraternity house. I was tempted to ask him if he needed me to hold back his hair!! Staned back ladies, he's all mine!!
After that unfortunate episode, he made his way back to the couch to spend the rest of the night there.
When I awoke this morning I had to ask what happened. Turns out our feckless hero spent the day reliving his college years by doing some recreational drinking. He drank three XXX Molsen beers followed by Sambuca. Lord only knows how much of the Sambuca he managed to consume, but I know that he finished off a bottle, because I found the empty in the trash.
Oddly enough, this morning he exhibited no signs that he was suffering any ill side effect of his wee binge. I call it a wee binge, because in his hey-day this drinking would have been naught but a drop in the alcohol bucket.
The silver lining in all of this? Jen got a night off. I didn't have to make dinner and I could talk uninterrupted on the telephone for over an hour.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
When we went outside for recess, we played Chinese jump rope. Which I also brought from the other school.
I wonder, do little girls still play these games?
And how about pick-up sticks? Do kids still play that?
I think I'm going to get these games for my little nieces for Christmas.
What games do you remember from your childhood?
In an aside....this was also the year that Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers had the hit "Islands in the Stream" and Stacy M. had a cassette player and she would play that song over and over again until we all knew it by heart.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
They have individual servings. Just for one they are called.
Green Giant® – Just for One allows you to enjoy the great sauces you love with your favorite vegetables in a portable single serve tray at home or on the go. Green Giant – Just for One is now endorsed by Weight Watchers® and only have 0 or 1 POINTS value per tray.
That's from their website.
I highly recommend the cauliflower and cheese. The peas and corn in basil butter sauce is also quite yummy.
I like that when I'm making dinner and Tom wants one veggie and I want another I can just pop them into the microwave and we are both happy.
OH and speaking of individual portions....anybody try the Perdue boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are individually wrapped? I've got some in the freezer for later this week.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Tonight for dinner we are having ham slice. With baked beans and mac and cheese. Dinner from a box and a can. Woo-hoo!
Matt Hasselbeck had 25 consecutive points yesterday to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a victory over the Detroit Lions. I tell you this because I picked Seattle in my survivor league and in the first quarter the Lions were up 14-0 and I was sure I was going to be knocked out in week 8. Now its time to start thinking about who to pick for next week. I'm thinking the Vikings.
Holiday shopping has commenced. I'm filling my Amazon.com shopping cart, as well as adding to my wish list. Look to the left....hint, hint.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
I especially like to send unexpected gifts.
Over the course of the last year or so, several friends have been the recipient of a gift by mail and I still have a few more to go! Teacher Bee, Missyand baby girl Landry in particular!
But a couple of weeks ago I was my turn to be surprised.
My blog friend Cory sent me a package of orange.... some Halloween kitchen towels, Kathy Griffin's new book and a packet of pop rocks. She is the bestest!!
Christmas is coming which means more gifts to send.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
They couldn't make up their minds if they wanted to go left or right or stand in the middle. I honked my horn and they oh so daintily tip-toed off the road.
In NJ deer are a pestilence and a burden. They'll eat the plants right off your back deck if your not careful. Some people feed them corn, but I don't recommend that. They'll keep coming back time and again.
I'd rather have deer than bear or coyote though.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
There are many different kinds of clips….
Paper clip, tie clip, grass clippings, newspaper clippings, hair clip.
A clipping penalty in football, a clipper ship, money clip, ammo clip
A clipped way of speaking, nail clippers, The L.A. Clippers basketball team
I could go on and on.
But let us reflect on the final clip. The mailbox clip. This is a highly refined clip that only professional clippers should attempt.
This clip requires a 35mph speed limit, a darkening autumn evening, a narrow road, an oncoming car that won’t move over, a passenger side mirror and of course a neighbor’s mailbox.
The end result?
An early morning phone call to the car dealership.
Draw your own conclusions.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
It is time to bring them indoors.
For the pink begonia, this is the third year in a row that it will winter in my big bay window in the kitchen.
It will lie dormant until spring.
Much like myself.
Monday, November 02, 2009
We started with Planet of the Apes....you know....the one with Charlton Heston snarling "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! !!"
It was the first time I have ever seen it the whole way through. It was cheesy as only a 1968 sci-fi movie can be but yet the story was good and held my attention. Who knew that in the future not only would apes rule the world but apes with English accents? When the remake came out in 2001 (with Marky Mark) we went to see it and at the time I thought it was a good movie. But after having seen the original, I see how lacking the remake was. It took itself way too seriously.
The Taking of Pelham 123 will be the next remake we'll see. I'll also be watching "The Women". I loved the original....Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford at her catty best. I'm sure the new one can't compare.
What remake do you recommend?
Sunday, November 01, 2009
NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month, which means that I need to post every day for the month of November.
I'm depending on you, gentle reader, to help me stay on track.
Wish me luck!!
Monday, October 05, 2009
What do you do when a person accepts your friend request and then days later you find out that they unfriended you? For no discernible reason.
Do you try and find out why or do you just let it go?
An aquaintance just did this to me. An old high school chum actually. This person has changed a lot since high school and to be frank I should never have done a friend request. She has become judgmental and holier-than-thou and not worth my time. Who needs a friend like that anyway?
You know.....I think I've just answered my own question!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I like orange pansies - Tom just brought home two pots. Hopefully the frost won't get them right away.
I like the smell of new books.
I like the smell of old books.
I like the first sip of a properly mixed fountain soda Pepsi. It's my crack!
I like British TV shows. Right now I'm watching "The House of Eliot". After that series is done I shall watch Upstairs, Downstairs.
I like high thread count sheets. I refuse to sleep on anything less than 600ct.
I like Scope mouthwash and Crest toothpaste.
I like Granny Smith apples.
I also like the Bee Gees.
I like Febreze Air Effects in particular the lavender vanilla scent.
I like a freshly sharpened pencil.
I like the weekends when I can go without putting in my contacts.
What do you like? Do we like the same things?
Friday, September 18, 2009
When I was in high school, I used to rush home so that I could watch as much of Santa Barbara as possible before my mother came home from work. She did not approve of soap operas.
Over time I moved from Santa Barbara to the town of Springfield where I became enthralled with the lives and loves of the Spaulding, Lewis and Cooper clans.
In college, I watched Days of our Lives and Another World with my roommate Rebecca and General Hospital with my other roommate Lori. I had to give up Guiding Light because the other Jennifer in the house liked GL and she watched it in her room. I detested her and refused to go be in the same room with her even to watch my beloved Guiding Light.
Maybe if I had continued to watch Guiding Light today wouldn’t be the last episode?
In other news, I had to give in on the cutting board on the counter standoff. Oh yes, it was still there as of last night. But when I took a closer look at it, I discovered that the tomato seeds still on the board were starting to mold. I draw the line at mold on my counter. In my refrigerator on leftovers is one thing, but not on my cutting board.
I rather think that this whole experiment of waiting it out was in vain, because I don’t think Tom even noticed that the cutting board was on the counter all this time.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We had a guest over the Labor Day Weekend.
This person was not invited per se, more like she just announced that she “would be in town and wants to stay with us, if that’s OK?”
So what choice do I have but to say yes?
If that weren’t irritating enough, after she left I went up to the guest room to strip the bed and found not one but TWO towels in a damp heap on the floor.
ON THE FLOOR!!!
Waiting for housekeeping to come along and pick them up I daresay
I suppose I should be grateful that she didn’t leave them on the bed!?!
Monday, September 14, 2009
That’s right, I have house cleaners. It is only two of us at our house; however I’m lazy and quite frankly, a bit of a slob and Tom is no better so I have Budget Home and Office Cleaners come once a month.
I cannot tell you what a relief it is to know that when I get home tonight everything will be bright and shiny clean. Today is extra special because they are cleaning out the refrigerator. I have to pay a little bit more, but it is worth it to have a clean refrigerator. I don’t know about yours, but my fridge is one Rubbermaid container of leftovers away from being a nothing more than a huge white petri dish.
Now if only I could find somebody to come in and clean the litterbox!
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Days later the cutting board and knife are still on the counter.
I rinse out the dirty dishes that are in the sink and put them in the dishwasher.
I make iced tea when the empty pitcher mysteriously appears on the counter.
I close the bread box every time he leaves it open.
These things I do almost as rote, without thinking.
But I have to draw the line somewhere.
I refuse to put away the cutting board and knife. It won’t kill him to wipe off the board and put it back in the drawer, will it?!?!
It is taking every fiber of my being to resist the urge to put them away myself.
I must be strong.
This is naught but a game we married folks must play.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
1) I lost my balance the other day and fell over onto my plant and broke it. Moment of silence for my plant.
2) I have two begonia plants that wither away every fall and come back to life in the spring. They are blooming madly right now. One pink. One yellow.
3) I bought 4 new bras. Two white, one tan and one blue. I am feeling oh so supported and spiffy.
4) Football season is upon us. My new favorite player name is Beanie Wells. He’s the new running back for the AZ Cardinals. Keep your eye on him.
5) I am currently liking the song “Fugitive” from David Gray and “Listen to the Dark Side” by Charlie Mars.
6) I am doing a massive clean-out at my house and have a pair of size 7½ inline skates up for grabs. Call them quick or I’m going to donate them to the Lupus Foundation
7) Tonight for dinner we are having bacon-wrapped pork chops.
8) Saw “Duplicity” and “I Love You, Man”. The first one confused me and the second one charmed me. Paul Rudd is too cute.
9) I have discovered a new treat. Nestle Mini-Drumsticks. They are just the right size and just enough ice cream to satisfy my ice-cream cravings.
10) I am re-reading the Anastasia books by Lois Lowry. I completely forgot how smart and funny Anastasia is.
11) I am also continuing in my own personal pay-it-forward. I’ve been sending out gifts to various friends and family. Keep your eyes peeled. You just might be next.
12) Over the weekend I composed a list of things that simply MUST be done before the end of the summer. If I get a ¼ of the list done I will be happy.
13) Moment of sadness…..Susanna has moved once again. This time down to Newport News, VA. I am bereft. I will get over it….eventually.
14) Facebook continues to enthrall me. I am addicted to Bejeweled Blitz. I also made contact with yet another old high school classmate that I thought fell off the planet.
15) Since I managed to keep my weight off, I am definitely going to splurge on a new fall wardrobe which will include a winter coat.
Are we all caught up?!? Anything you want to ask me?!?!
How was your summer?
Friday, August 07, 2009
Women used to go to sea with their sea-captain husbands?
Nestle has come out with a wee version of the Drumstick?
During WWII the Japanese killed/beheaded POW's not to mention any civilian(s) who they suspected might be collaboraters?
Florida is infested with Burmese pythons?
"El Luncho" is NOT the correct Spanish word for lunch?
New York Giants QB Eli Manning signed a 6-yr $97.5 million dollar contract?
Even though I lost considerable weight I am NOT a 34B? More like a 36C (in case you are interested)
My sister is coming to visit later this month?
Now, tell me something I don't know!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sometime in the first six months of married life I put on too much weight to comfortably fit into my Levi jeans that were a staple in my college wardrobe. So I gave them up and turned to my husband's sweatpants and never looked back.
A friend of mine once told me that she never wears sweatpants for the simple reason that she won't allow herself to become that comfortable in a pair of pants.
Since I've lost some weight, I've been thinking more and more about trying out a new pair of jeans.
I just don't know what kind of jean to get.
According to Stacey and Clinton of TLC's "What Not To Wear" I should get a dark-wash, straight-legged, low waisted jean. But I need to know which brand.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
**Remember the days when you were cool if you had a pair of Jordache jeans?**
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
I know I've been MIA.
Life has been incredibly boring and mundane lately.
My sister on the other hand.....her life took an unexpected turn when she got the shock of her life last week.
She got hit by lightening and lived to tell about it.
How cool is that?!?!
If I ask her nicely, she might even deign to give us a first hand report on the the after effects.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
And the really scary thing?!?! She is actually looking forward becoming a grandmother.
I refuse to believe that any of us who were born in 1972 can possibly be old enough (either mentally or physically) to be grandparents.
Monday, June 08, 2009
He didn't show. He says he'll come tomorrow.
Rather than lug the laptop home again, I've decided to leave it at the office overnight.
I'm thinking severe withdrawal pains will hit along about 7 - 7:30.
But I'm a tough girl.
I can work through the pain.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The wee bundle of baby is nephew Alex. He is a great, big boy of almost 4 now. We were watching fireworks and he slept through the whole thing. Never even flinched. Nerves of steel, he has.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
They greeted me with amazement and compliments on my weight loss.
My friend Laura told me, “Jen, you look as hot as shit!” It filled my heart with gladness and I spent the rest of the evening with a silly grin on my face.
There is nothing like getting affirmation from people who love you!!
At the end of the night, as we were departing the restaurant, my other friend Cathe hugged me good-bye and said ,“At the risk of sounding superficial, you don’t even look like yourself”. As I hugged her back, I told her that the new slightly slimmer Jen looks more like me than that puffy, bloated Jen she’s known for years.
Ask Sanna or Jess or Ginger and they will probably tell you that they barely recognize their formerly slim friend under her layers of avoirdupois.
For the record, I’ve lost approximately 35lbs.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
The thought never even crossed my mind that it might be a scam. So that either makes me very gullible or Melody and Sanna very skeptical. Either way, my stuff is gone and I'm already making a pile for the next time they come around!
Monday, May 04, 2009
I very nearly threw that mailing away.
Monday, April 27, 2009
When I arrived home on Thursday, I found a package waiting for me.
It was from my lovely blog-friend Melody. She sent me among other things, a bag of circus peanuts and a beautiful fabric iPod case.
SIL Jenny also sent me a Target gift certificate. Which I'm seriously considering using to buy an iTunes gift card. And finally, Mum and Dad sent me a gift certificate for iTunes as well.
I'm thinking making gift suggestions via a blog post is definitely the way to go!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The day started out on a high note with an email from my best good friend Sanna. She sent me a gift certificate for iTunes.
The day only continued to get better. In the office we had Pizza Hut pizza for lunch followed by the birthday cake of my choice which was a Pepperidge Farms coconut cake. Delish.
When I arrived home after having gone to the salon for a birthday haircut I was greeted by two pots of pansies at the front steps. Tom had potted me some beautiful purple pansies.
Aunt Benita left a birthday greeting on my voice mail, I spoke to Mum and Dad and had a lengthy phone conversation with my sister.
In the mail I received a birthday card from Grandma and Grandpa Bergman with a gift certifcate for Barnes and Noble. Grandma certainly knows the way to my heart!
All in all I would say it was an excellent 37th birthday.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
In celebration of APD I’ve compiled a list of noteworthy Administrative Professionals:
Miss Moneypenny - Although she worked for "M", James was her one true love.
Waylon Smithers - who secretly longs for Mr. Burns
Baldrick - dogsbody for The Black Adder
Jennifer Marlowe - Receptionist for WKRP in Cincinnati - Don't let the blonde hair fool you, she was the smartest one at the station
Who would you have picked?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
More importantly, I want to introduce you to "My Precious"
Isn't she a beauty? She is an early birthday present to myself.
We will be friends for life.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Growing up in central PA we had our choice of sports teams to root for. Either the Phildelphia teams: The Eagles and the Philles or the Pittsburgh teams: The Steelers and the Pirates. Most of the boys in our class were Eagles/Phillies fans. In an attempt to be be different, Frank was a Steelers/Pirates fan.
Troy Polomalou, Pro-bowl strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers also has a mass of luxuriant, black, curly hair.
Where am I going with this you ask?
I just wonder if, when Frank watches Troy make a tackle or run down the field with his locks flowing in the breeze, does he whisper to himself "his hair, his hair, his beautiful hair?"
As a bonus, watch as Troy gets tackled by his hair. He said it didn't hurt.
She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night
Hair that's a fright
I'm hairy high and low
Don't ask me why
It's not for lack of bread
Like the Grateful Dead
Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Streaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!
Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short
Down to here
Down to there
Down to where
It stops by itself
They'll be ga ga at the go go
When they see me in my toga
My toga made of blond
My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don't my mother love me?
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
Monday, February 09, 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Last week we got KFC.
Original chicken and two sides mac and cheese and coleslaw.
As usual, we ate in front of the TV.
Tom, who had imbibed several beers, became drowsy and passed out on the couch, leaving his plate of half-eaten food on the coffee table.
I was engrossed in a movie and wasn't paying much attention to my surroundings until I heard the unmistakable sounds of slurping.
I looked over and there was our cat Althea, precariously perched on the coffee table, madly licking away at the macaroni and cheese. I shooed her away and went back to watching my movie.
When the movie was finished I went to bed.
The next evening, while Tom and I were discussing our day, I told him how much Althea enjoyed licking the mac and cheese off his plate.
A funny look came over his face as he admitted that when he woke up in the wee hours and saw his plate of food still on the coffee table he proceeded to eat the rest of his dinner, cat spit and all!!
Monday, February 02, 2009
My mother tells a story of how when I was no more than 3 or 4 I disappeared from the backyard. She looked everywhere for me only to discover that I was over visiting the neighbor. He was up on a ladder, painting his house. He told my mother I was keeping him company. In reality, he was a captive audience. I was talking his ear off and most likely divulging family secrets.
Not so long ago, a co-worker made a pointed remark that I could "talk to a toaster". He was implying that I talk too much.
It is true.
My mother calls it "diarrhea of the mouth".
Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you, that at the drop of hat I can and will talk for hours on any given topic, sometimes with little or no knowledge of the subject matter.
The other day I was challenged with a strange phenomenon.
It turns out I CAN control myself and not talk to every Tom, Dick or Harry.
I was in a social situation, sitting next to a person with whom I couldn't even bring myself to start a civilized conversation.
Of course it might have more to do with the fact that a toaster has more personality than this person.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Can you tie 'em in a knot? Can you tie 'em in a bow?
Can you throw 'em o'er your shoulder like a Continental soldier?
Can you do the double shuffle when your balls hang low?
Remember a couple of months ago when I told you that Tom told me about a football player that had a staph infection that settled in his nether regions?
Well he did and gullible ol' Jen fell for the story hook, line and sinker.
Turns out Tom was just yanking my chain.
So the other day when he told me about his friend who is cursed with a set of low-hanging balls I greeted the story with a great deal of scepticism.
I'm thinking that if and when I ever meet this person I simply must insist on a visual inspection.