Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Funny Story Time

At least I think it's a funny story.

I was in the break room tonight at work, eating my popcorn and reading my book, when two co-workers, Chris & Monique, came in to eat. Monique's father, Pedro, is our custodian and he was also with them. Pretty soon I hear Pedro call my name and he starts to tell me this story:

"Last night I was walking up the sidewalk in front of the security building and all of a sudden here comes this little bunny rabbit, running like a bat out of hell, straight towards me! I just stopped because this little guy is running fast and I don't know what he's gonna do. At the last second, though, he swerved off to the side and just kept running like his life depended on it! But I was scared!"

"You were scared by a little bunny rabbit," Monique asked as we laughed.

"Yeah! I didn't know what he was gonna do and if he had run into me, he'd-a knocked himself out!"

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Vacation Story Numero Uno

It was first agreed that Collin would tell this story but he decided to allow me the privilege. So sit back, get comfy and ready yourself for: "The Tale Of The Pigs!"

Two weeks ago it was decided by my cousin Mark that he wanted to buy 2 pigs. I don't know why he thought this would be a good idea but he did indeed purchase two pigs, one male and one female. He built a pen out at my Grandma's house and housed the pigs there. When Collin & I arrived last Saturday at Grandma's house, she pointed the pigs out to us and said that two days after Mark had placed them in the pen, they had somehow managed to escape but Mark's dad, my Uncle Rex, was able to get them back into the pen by charming them with feed.

The next morning I was sitting on the couch talking to Grandma and Collin was gazing out the side window. "The pigs are gone," he said calmly. "What," I asked. Once again, very calmly, he said, "The pigs are gone." I got up and looked out the window; damned if he wasn't right! The side of the pen was open and the pigs were gone. He said he had seen them crossing the street and going into the neighbor's yard so he went outside to see if he could herd them back over.

I stayed inside talking to Grandma but fifteen minutes later there was no sign of Collin or the pigs so I went out to find him. He was still across the street and waved me over to help him. The across the street neighbors have a little farm with horses, chickens, goats, llamas and dogs. They were all freaking out about their unexpected visitors. Collin had chased them into the barn but they got out and were now terrorizing the dogs, who were thankfully behind a fence.

We went to herd them in the right direction but they took off towards the horse field. Luckily the horses were also behind a fence but they were quite interested in the pigs and were hanging their heads over the fence to watch as they ran away from us. The pigs finally slipped through a barbed wire fence into a running circle for the horses. Since it was empty we decided to leave them there and wait for Mark to retrieve his pigs.

Once back in Grandma's kitchen, however, we saw that the pigs had left the running circle and climbed into the field where the horses were. The pigs were running as fast as their piggy legs would carry them, followed closely by all the horses! We went back over to save the pigs and found them out of the field and in a mud hole. I asked Collin how you called to pigs and he just said, "Here, piggy, piggy, piggy!" That reminded me of the dream I had a while back where I was making a sow jump up and down by yelling "Pigga pigga pigga!" I tried that but to no avail.

We finally left the pigs in a pile of horse manure and let Mark deal with them. He ended up having to put them in a trailer, tying their legs to the inside of the trailer while he fixed the pen. So the pigs are fine and we have a weird little vacation story to tell!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

God I Slack!

It's just too hot to do anything. I blame the Sun.

Here's a list of unexpected things that popped up on our vacation. Some of these will be posted about later.

-Mustached Men in the Middle of Highway 9
-Slow bicyclists
-Collin screaming at slow bicyclists
-Giant watermelon Margaritas

If there's anything else I'll post about it later. I have been watching a slew of movies, though! Yay me! Hope you all are having a fine week!

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

If your life was a movie

This was a survey on MySpace and I thought it was fun! Here goes:

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...
7. When you're finished tag some other people to do it!

Opening Credits:
This Love - Maroon 5

Waking Up:
All Things Considered - Yankee Grey

First Day at School:
Hideaway - Berlin

Falling in Love:
I'm Your Boogie Man - Rob Zombie

Fight Song:
Talk Dirty To Me - Poison

Breaking Up:
Disease - Skid Row

That Thing You Do - The Wonders

Mental Breakdown:
Artificial Sweetener - No Doubt

Keep Pushin' - REO Speedwagon

Sweetest Goodbye - Maroon 5

Getting Back Together:
Let Me Be The One - Def Leppard

The Way That You Love Me - Paula Abdul

Birth of Child:
Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt

Final Battle:
Bad Reputation - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Death Scene:
Octopus's Garden - The Beatles

Funeral Song:
Bluebird - Wings

End Credits:
Never Dance - Linda Eder

Interesting what songs come up. I'm not going to tag anyone - you want it, you got it!!

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Slowly Getting Back

I'm getting a little better at reading at work - I don't know why I'm so easily distracted these days...

13. The Stupidest Angel - Christopher Moore. This would have been the BOTM but something better came along. This is a funny, funny book that had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. "Screaming like a bunny in a blender" was my favorite line.

14. Innocent In Death - J.D. Robb. You can never go wrong with any book by J.D. Robb!

15. Brother Odd - Dean Koontz. I love the character of Odd Thomas. And very rarely can you not enjoy a Koontz book.

16. All About "All About Eve" - Sam Staggs. Book of the Month. Maybe Book of the Year. This book is the definitive bible about the classic movie All About Eve. It was wonderfully written and chock-full of andecdotes about the cast and people involved in making it.

17. Sole Survivor - Dean Koontz. I lent this book to a girl I work with and she gave it back the night I finished the previous book and I hadn't read it in years so I thought, why not cry my eyes out again?

Once again, I did much better with the movies:

54. Fracture - Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling were so good in this! I really enjoyed this one!
55. Spiderman 3 - Ooo, I liked this. I loved Topher Grace as Venom!!
56. Home Fries - Damn cute movie. I like Luke Wilson better than Owen!
57. Muriel's Wedding - I was disappointed in this one. I expect better from Toni Collette.
58. Lilo & Stitch 2 - This made me CRY!!!!
59. Hercules - "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle it. Have a nice day." Some of my favorite lines are from this Disney movie.
60. Stranger Than Fiction - I adore Emma Thompson. This was a cute cute movie!
61. American Dreamz - I really liked this one. A lot! I'm glad I bought it.
62. Monkey Business - All right, so I'm cheating. I had said a couple months ago that the MOTM had to be one I'd never seen before but none of them were as good as this classic. You can't go wrong with Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe!!

Hope you all had a great weekend and a spectacular Monday!

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