Sunday, April 29, 2007

Another Fun-Filled Conversation

Jordyn called me tonight at work to let me know she had lost another tooth. We talked about that for a while then she said she wasn't sure she had anything else to tell me.

Jordyn: Do you have anything to tell me?

Me: I can't think of anything.

J: Well, why don't you ever tell me any of the things you tell Dad?

Me: I didn't think you'd be interested in what was going on here at work.

J: Try me. Tell me something.

Me: Okay, I'm the only one here tonight who has work.

J: You're kidding!! What about your boss?

Me: We don't have a boss. Well, we do but he only works days.

J: Wow! That's sweet!! I would be all, 'I've got no boss, I'm gonna lay down, take a nap and read a book!'

Already she's got the right kind of work ethic. Ha!

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Monday, April 23, 2007

There's Only 2 "S"'s In Dessert, Not 3!

Derek & Collin both might post about this but since I paid, I figure I better do it first!

Last month was my parents' 38th anniversary. Sadly, they were both sick so I told them that when they were better Collin & I would take them out to dinner. Saturday night turned out to be the time. The place they chose was Brooklyn's, an out-of-the-way Italian diner that serves the most wonderful food. Derek & Heather joined us that night.

Our waiter was new and it took a while for our order to be taken. While we were waiting, he brought over this plate of cut up pastry. I can't remember the name of it - Squatchy was the only one who could after he told us what it was - but it was delicious! It was like a cinnamon roll infused with a little bit of Heaven. We all decided that was what we wanted for dessert.

When it was time to order dessert, Mom & Derek changed their minds to cannoli's. I was just going to share the cinnamon thing with Collin but he talked me into my own and Dad wanted one, too. So we ordered three. Now the waiter's job is to look out for his customers but this guy was new. What he neglected to tell us was each of these desserts was the size of a 10" pizza! No joke! He brought the first one and said, "Two more of these coming up."

Oh, my God! Dad was laughing his head off and all I could think of was "How much is this going to cost me?" We finished off a whole one and took the rest home for snackies later during game playing, which is another story that I'll let Derek tell. Now I know to always ASK how big a dessert is before we order!

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Almost There

It's that time again - the time where my roots and my gray start peeking out and something MUST be done! So Shanon came over today to help me out. She started with bleach blonde coloring and then accented it with Ruby Red. Looks pretty darn awesome - thanks Shanon.

The best part was: Elena was sitting at the kitchen counter and Shanon asked her if I looked beautiful. She had my hair partially colored and it was all over the place. Elena was very diplomatic in her answer. "She's almost beautiful."

Me: Almost, huh?

Elena: Yeah. You're getting there.

Thanks, 'Lena!



Monday, April 16, 2007

The Facts Of Life According To A 7 Year Old

I was sitting at work today talking to Prescilla when she mentioned that tonight was the Country Music Awards. She said that one of the performers would be Tim McGraw. Well, Jorydn looooves Tim McGraw - she calls him her "second marrier" behind her number one man, Keith Urban. So I ran to the phone and let her know her man would be on. Here's the end of the conversation:

Me: I'll see you in the morning.

Jordyn: I'll...duh! Of course I'll see you in the morning! I was thinking you'd be coming home tonight but you're at work so of course I'll see you in the morning!

Me: Right. I'll be there when you get up.

Jordyn: It must suck to work overnight.

Me: Not really. I actually like it.

Jordyn: Yeah, but staying up all gets harder as you get older.

Me: You think so, huh?

Jordyn: Oh, yeah! When I was 3 I could stay up all night and now I can hardly make it to 1am! I try and I'm all, 'I'm just gonna rest my eyes' and ZZZZZZ!"



It's Almost Summer!!

Know how I know? I saw the herons at the lake this morning for the first time this year! They only come around when the weather starts to warm up! I'm so excited that they're back!



Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Been Caught Stealing

I found this at Kathleen's site; it looked like fun so I took it.

Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback? Honestly, I don't care. As long as I have the book! If it's Victoria Holt or Phyllis Whitney, though, it's all of them! I have to have every copy - hardback, paperback, different's tough being a collector! :-)

Amazon or brick and mortar? I don't care as long as I get the book I'm looking for.

Barnes & Noble or Borders? See above.

Bookmark or dogear? Bookmark, bookmark, bookmark!!! Dogears are so rude!

Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random? Right now everything is a random jumble because of the move but when I get the books all sorted it will be this way: all hardbacks together, alphabetized by author then by release date. Then the paperbacks done the same way. Collin calls me Monica (from "Friends")...I have no idea why!

Keep, throw away, or sell? If you saw my house you wouldn't ask me this question. I keep everything!!!!

Keep dustjacket or toss it? What? People toss the dustjackets?

Read with dustjacket or remove it? Remove it usually. I tend to tear them if I leave them on.

Short story or novel? Either.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? I like them both but Harry Potter is my choice.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? I stop when I have to so that would be wherever I am.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? Both.

Buy or Borrow? Usually buy but I'll borrow if someone has something I really want to read. If I like it I'll buy it at some point.

New or used? Both, I'm not picky, but have a tendency to buy used more often, just because it's cheaper.

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse? Recommendation or browsing.

Tidy ending or cliffhanger? Tidy ending, please. I hate having to sit around thinking about what could possibly happen.

Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading? ANY time I can get a minute.

Stand-alone or series? Both.

Favorite series? There are so many!!! Harry Potter, J.D Robb's Eve Dallas series, Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series, Jackie Collins' Lucky series...

Favorite children's book? The Secret Garden

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? The Wit'ch War series by the man who's name I can never remember...James Clemens, I think. Excellent set of books!

Favorite books read last year? Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and all the J.D. Robb Eve Dallas books.

Favorite books of all time? The Road To Paradise Island by Victoria Holt, The Golden Unicorn by Phyllis A. Whitney, Tick Tock by Dean Koontz, Remembrance by Jude Deveraux.

Least favorite book you finished last year? Murder At The Washington Post by Margaret Truman

What are you reading right now? Highland Velvet by Jude Deveraux

What are you reading next? The next 2 books in the Velvet series.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Getting A Leg Up

This past week I went to Grand Junction with Christina to visit my Grandma. It was so nice over there - high 70's and sun! Here we have temps in the high 20's and snow. Bleck! I want to go back!

While we were there, my Uncle Rex came over. Just recently he lost both legs to a staph infection and now gets around on prosthetic legs. He runs a lawn care company with his sons and when he's working on things like fertilizing, he uses a 4-wheeler rather than walking. So Rex was telling us a story that day of what happened that afternoon:

He was fertilizing and ran out so he drove the 4-wheeler over to the truck that was parked on the street to refill. When he went to go, the 4-wheeler wouldn't start so he got off and tinkered with it, finally getting it going. Somehow, though, his hand slipped off the brake and the 4-wheeler took off, running over his foot and popping his left leg completely off and the right one half out. The one leg was rolling down the street while the 4-wheeler was zipping around under it's own power. Rex figured it would hit a tree before it hit a car but somehow it missed every tree and hit a car, causing the fertilizer bag to pop out and explode all over the street.

A woman who had seen this came running over: "Oh my God!! Do you need an ambulance??" She was probably horrified when she saw his leg come off! She helped him get up and retireve his errant leg so he could get them on again. By this time a police officer had shown up and dealt with the damage (which was minimal) to the car. He told Rex that he could give him a ticket for reckless driving but since he wasn't on the vehicle and there was hardly any damge to the car that he would let it go.

I figure we can look forward to many more of these types of stories from my uncle in the future.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

Oh, The Fun We Have At IHOP

Wednesday morning Prescilla went on our usual jaunt to IHOP. This week we were placed in the same area as a group of 3 people, one large man with a booming voice and 2 women. You couldn't help but hear the guy but at first it didn't matter. Pretty soon, though...and keep in mind, I'm talking BOOMING voice - you could have heard outside on the patio!

Man: She went to bed and I stayed up watching TV. Pretty soon she's at the top of the stairs yelling, "You coming to bed any mother fuckin' time soon?

Me: Oh, boy... (Prescilla's eyes just widened)

Man: And she keeps going, "God damn it son of a bitch...."

Me: All he hasn't said is shit...

Man: And then the next day I find out she went through my shit...

Me: Oh! There it is!

Man: ...So I made her leave and she got pissed at me for not letting her back in. Hell, all I wanted was a piece of ass...

Me: Did he just say 'All I wanted was a piece of ass?'

Prescilla: Yep.

And it kept up in a steady stream of cuss words - it was crazy!! People from across the restuarant were getting up to see who this man was. Why can't we be allowed to just enjoy our chicken tenders in peace?

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Such A Slacker

At least in the reading department. Apparently 2007 is not the Year of the Book! Here's the whopping 3 titles I read in March:

6. Night Shield/Night Smoke - Nora Roberts
7. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson-Burnett
8. Night Shield/Night Moves - Nora Roberts

The Book of the Month is The Secret Garden. I remember Mrs. Kynor reading it to the class in 3rd grade but she never finished it. So I checked it out from the library. And I never finished it. So I bought it about 10 years ago. And I finally read it. I loved it! Yes, it's a young adult book but it's such a great story! It completely stands the test of time.

And now on to something I did much better with: Movies!

27. The Private Eyes - an old comedy with Don Knotts & Tim Conway. It didn't quite hold up over time.
28. My Super Ex-Girlfriend - Loved it!!!
29. Beerfest - Finally got this one finished. Very funny.
30. School For Scoundrels - enh. It had potential but didn't follow through.
31. Back To The Future - This one never gets old.
32. Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead - Depressing but good.
33. Robin Hood - The Disney version - I know every word of this movie!
34. Bullit - Finally! God, Steve McQueen was pretty!!
35. The Lavender Hill Mob - an oldie but goodie with Sir Alec Guiness.
36. Marathon Man - Ooo! This was SO good! My parents have been telling me for years to watch this one!
37. The Departed - I totally see why this was named Best Picture. It was excellent. I'm a total Leonardo believer now!
38. Miami Blues - This movie threw me cuz Alec Baldwin was so young & skinny he looked like David Arquette and I spent the whole movie reminding myself who I was watching!
39. Back To The Future II - I love this trilogy!
40. Walk The Line - My new favorite movie! Seriosuly. Joaquin Phoenix was robbed when he didn't win for Best Actor.
41. Life Or Something Like It - Angelina Jolie looking like Marilyn Monroe - pretty cool.
42. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants - very cute!

So, once again we have a tie for Movie of the Month - The Departed and Walk The Line. I loved Walk The Line so much I watched it two nights in a row and then watched the ending again because I could.


Hey Hey Hey! There's a new post (just for Kathleen!) at The Sweet Escape.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Dad's Turn

Usually my funny stories revolve around my Mom but this time it's all about Dad!

Last week when we were up at Freak Train and sitting in the back row while Mom & Dad were in the 4th row, there was a belly dancing routine. When the act started, the dancer had her back to the audience - she was tall and lithe and dressed in a full length black dress with a crimson hip sash adorned with the jingling coins. She had long black hair in dreads with sea shells twined through. She danced for a while with her back to us then she finally turned around and - UGH! She was the ugliest girl I had ever seen! Seriously.

The more I watched her, I started thinking she was actually a he. At the intermission when we moved up to the 4th row, the bellydancer was in front of us and it was obvious to me that, yes, she was indeed a he. As I was looking at him, Mom leaned over and mouthed to me "Is that a guy?" I nodded. Then Dad said, "That belly dancer was pretty good. And she's an interesting looking woman." I didn't say anything, I just agreed with him. I don't know why I didn't tell him I thought it was a man.

The next day Dad called me. "Why did no one tell me?"

Me: Tell you what?

Dad: That that bellydancer was a man!! Everyone else knew, why didn't anyone tell me?

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