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Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ugh.. My day.. So far.. Yay..

Hmm.  My brain is here..
Here..
Or here..
I haven't found it yet.  I'm still lookin for it..
What it really wanted to do was go...
 Dang.  Even Justin Bieber got to do that..  : (..  Geez, have I lived my life wrong or what?  Lol.  : )..
But, since I don't live the life of a teeny bopper pop star..  This is how I spent my day..
Ugh.  I am sooo looking forward to Fall for once.  : p..
 Two trips to the store in something like this, except our van has a driver's side door that was opened too far and now creaks, squeaks, pops and protests being opened because in all honesty, it really doesn't want to go anywhere either..
 And finally after one 90+ minute shopping trip and then another 50+ minute round, and I can finally sit down and relax for a bit.
Yay Me!  : )..

A Princess' Life..

There comes a time in a Princess' life where she realizes, it won't matter how many times she kisses the same frog, he's never going to turn into Prince Charming.  She needs to put it down before it gives her a wart.  : )..

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fun with names..

Equinoks..
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Forerunner..
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Cinada..
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Exspoler..
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Elecric Room..
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Code word is "John Deer"..
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Porsha..
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Plythom Van..
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Midlered..
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Cross Street: Rotney..
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and finally for today: Tect Books R Us.

Love our guys in uniform, here's a few taken a bit to cut up.

We hope all our troops are safe and that they make it home soon.

Friday, July 29, 2011

TGIF.. For sure.. Whew.




Lol.  That's been me the past couple days, you wouldn't know it but I've been a tad bit cranky.  : )..  Ha!

My early day at work..

One of our dispatchers get to meet a couple from Joplin, MO after he had responded to their Hold Up Alarm and dispatched authorities in their area.  The couple had found some neighbors who needed medical help and knew that their cellular back up system was still functioning.  They activated the signal and were able to summon the EMT's close enough to their house to rescue those that were injured.  The Stice's came to town to meet our operator today and be there when he was given his LifeSaver Award.

I love shrimp..

Stopped procrastinating long enough to actually clean the frost bitten food out of our freezers this morning and discovered some shrimp hidin out in there that is still good. After doin a happy dance for a couple minutes, mumblin like Bubba from "Forrest Gump", I thought of all the viable opportunities that could lie ahead. Which made me think of a delicious shrimp chimichanga. Since I'm goin in to work early today, that wasn't going to work. Then! It hit me. Perkins has a N'awlins Eggs Benedict with chicken, sausage, shrimp (yay!!) and a chipotle hollandaise sauce. Ohhh yeah. I love eggs benedict. Toss some shrimp in and I am a happy, happy, girl. Yum mee! : )..

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Co-Worker Chaos..

Btw..  FYI: All names given have been changed to protect the customer's privacy..  : )..
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Smith Resmidence.
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The tents may have set off the alarm.
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Called to see what they signal was.
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Called to comferm appointment.
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Peramedics.
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She gon change the battires.
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Tech was on laction.
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Burgular Alarm.
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Wants to see about getting a services man out sooner.
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She did jear someone.
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and finally for today: She forgot the alarm goes off when you open the door.

Some great acoustic indie music to listen to..

 This is Lexie.  She is all kinds of awesome.  She was playing at a local event called the "Winfield Reinactment Festival" outside of Paola, KS last year.  I got this video and I luv, luv, luv it.  She had a guy named Keith come up and play with her.  It was great.  Finally got to email this video to him after having trouble with my email programs.  Lol.  Anyway, here's some great, great, great music!  : )..
video
I'm hoping that she will be there again this year...



Need a laugh? A really long, belly hurting laugh? : )..

I highly, highly, highly recommend that you check out Hyperbole And A Half.  : )..  Lol.  Omg.  Soooo funny.  You'll see!  Lol.  I am still laughing!  Ha!  I had someone suggest this website a while ago and I have loved it ever since.  It is filled with super awesomeness.  Enjoy!!  No.  REALLY enjoy!  Woot!
http://www.hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
I think this has to be the funniest blog (and that's saying something because I've found some great ones) I have had the chance to read!  I couldn't make it past the second brick game, "Brick Roulette" for almost five minutes because I was suffering (ha!) from a huge laughing fit!  Love her site!  You will too. Word of warning though, she does toss in a few.. colorful words, every once in a while.  Well worth the rest of the posts though!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TShirts to help Joplin Music Students..


The proceeds for these shirts will go to help Joplin / Duquesne students replace music instruments that were lost or damaged during the devastating tornado that hit back in May.  Here is a link for anyone interested, the shirts are $20 each and run from Youth Small to Adult 2x...

I wanna try this..

Baked Salmon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp tamari (which I believe is Sesame Paste? I finally saw some at one of our grocery stores), 3/4 cup water and sliced scallions.  Pour over fish and bake 18-22 minutes.

Sounds yummy.  And easy.  Which is right up my alley.  Lol.  Mind you, I really am not a good cook.  I actually had to post on facebook the following quip, "My momma always told me a watched pot never boils.  I guess she should have included that they don't boil if you don't turn the burner on either!"  Lol.  Yeah.  Sooo.  I am soooo not a cook.  But I am definitely going to give this one a shot.  : )..

Whew.. It's Tuesday..

Here's a few laughs from Jay Leno's Headlines:


 And one of my absolute favorites..  : )..  Ha!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ugh. Argh. Are you kidding me?

If Plenty of Fish does not stop, I am going to be a quivering ball of jello, laying on the floor, crying because I have officially lost..  my..  mind..  I can't tell you how many times I have emailed PR@POF.com and still, the torture continues.  I am thinking about suing them for harassment.  Or something.  That stupid commercial haunts me in my sleep.  It's terrible!  Horrible I tell you!  Gah!  Enough already.  I hear it in the morning.  I hear it at night.  They won't stop running it and it's driving me innnnnsannnne.  Geico had some great commercials a few years ago where the Gecko was riding around in a car, passing another vehicle with some dogs pressed against the window.  That music was sooo great, I used to run to the tv to listen.  POF makes me want to run headlong into a brick wall so that I can knock myself out.  Or to the kitchen so that I can jab rusty spoons in my eardrums.  Seriously.  Ugh.  It is reallllly just THAT bad.  They won't stop.  : (..  They..  just..  won't..  stop.......  I....  really....  am....  going....  to....  lose....  ....  Dang it.  Too late.  It's gone....  ljaareajdldjfawhh,...  sigh.....

arqjaarj laerajr threqa..

jdfa; adfha hrjec ahfahsufv hsaqr...

Our sincerest apologies.  My Saburban Life seems to be having technical difficulties and may return at a later time.....  Mind...  has.... been.... lost.... Send.... help.... to.... PR@POF.com....  We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming, already in progress...  (help me...  help me..  helpppp meeeee)...

please make it stop please make it stop please make it stop..

Again...  PR@POF.com....... 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday laughs to get geared up for my regular job tomorrow..

Was in a rushed to get off the phone.
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Actule alarm, nothing was stoleing.
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Elderly person on prem - legally.
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When they get a PD number, they will call to let use know.
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Nicole in labor and delivery took a message.
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Lexapro (Ati depressant)  Larazapam (for tremmors).
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and finally for today: Keypad Fire Alarm: Customer says keypad looks fine.  Lol.

Ha! I wannit! : )..

Not for those who are easily offended, because, well, there are quite a few offensive but funny things in this movie.  It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job, and it just so happens to be New Year's Eve.  Each of the "Four Rooms" is a different story in itself all tied together by the poor, frazzled Ted.  Lol.  I skip the first story with Madonna, but the second one with Jennifer Beal and then the third one with Antonio Banderes are a hoot.  Antonio's room is by far, the best part of this movie.  : )..  It's finally coming back out on DVD and I plan on grabbin me a copy.  I've been wanting it for quite a while!

A little moment for some "self-indulgence" if I may..

I have some family and friends who are starting to become musicians.  If ya'll will allow me a couple minutes of self-indulgence, I would love to give them a little extra promotion.
First up, we have my nephew Tyler who is in a Christian band called "Price Hill".  Here they are in action:
Here's the link to them on Facebook:
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And then, we have our friends Wayne, David and Brian who are in a "face meltin" bluegrass band that has been getting a lot of gigs around the Kansas City area.  Here they are in action:
And yup.  I took this video on a Sony Cybershot camera in a semi hot, semi open, muggy, buggy area, lol, so please excuse any bug induced tremors that might occur.  I love their version of "Low Rider". 
Thank ya for letting me take a moment for them.  : )..  I promise to keep this to a minimum, or at least try to.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Chicken Recipe.. Super EZ.. Super Deelish..

Here it is.  My hubby's finger-lickin chickin recipe.  U know.  The one that will make ya lick everyone else's fingers too.  : )..  Lol.  It's super ez and suuuper delish.  If you make it and invite other people over, you will either have to lock your doors next time u make it, or deny that this is the reason you are buyin some chicken.  Or tell them to make their own. 

All it is...  One chicken (duh), innards removed (and boiled for your pups if u want to see them go crazy and lick the ceramic off their bowl), dried very well with paper towels, rubbed with butter, and then sprinkled with seasoned salt.  You can add a little garlic salt if ya want.  Cook it in a 350 degree oven for about an hour and a half, depending on the size of the bird, basting with the juices every once in a while.  It's done when the skin is crispy and brown.  If you don't eat the skin, you can remove it after it's done cooking and the inside stays nice and juicy.  I'm tellin ya.  The skin might not be healthy, but it is sooooo good.  We don't do the chicken that often so it's not going to kill me to have that every once in a while.  : )..

Bonus from me:
Yay.  Here's me this mornin.  My "mimosa"..  Check out the OJ slogan..  Put good in. Get good out.  Lol.  : )..  That's what I'm sayin.  Soooo yummy.
(barkbarkbark..  sipsipsip..  barkbarkbark..  sipsipsip..)
: )..  It's allll good.

Milo.. You are drivin me crazy! Ack!

I love our 9 month old pup, Milo.  He has his own blog.  Lol.  His family gets online but not on facebook, so it was only logical to start him one so that they could watch him grow up if they wanted to.  : )..  Lately, he's starting to develop some really bad habits.  He barks at EVERYTHING.  A shadow.  Bark!!  Bark!!  Bark!!  A noise.  Bark!!  Bark!!  Bark!!  Another dog barking outside (our neighbors are sooo considerate and leave their female coon/lab mix out so she can bark at everything and help Milo bark at everything).  Bark!!  Bark!!  Bark!!  Me posting on the computer.  Bark!!  Bark!!  Bark!!  His sister, Auntie Em (our older Cairn Terrier), his brothers (two cats), a leaf outside, cats outside, our other neighbors who are remodeling or flipping the house next door, including new roofing.  Bark!! Bark!! Bark!! Bark!! Bark!! Bark!! Bark!! Bark!! Bark!!

He's going through what is technically his "second" puppy training class at our local PetSmart.  We put Emmy through two classes before we got Milo, so he learned a lot from her and passed his 8 week puppy class in one hour.  He's a genius!  Gets gold stars at class all the time.  And then we get home.  He's going through intermediate / advanced training right now.  I'm not entirely convinced that our trainer hasn't decided to integrate those training classes because she is afraid we will bring Milo and Emmy back for another training class.  Lol.  They lose their little puppy minds when they see another dog in the store.  No socialization skills whatsoever.  None.  It's embarrassing. 

Soo.  One trainer, Kevin, said we should ignore Milo when he barks.  Which kinda works.  Sometimes.  He will get a little bored after about the 100th bark and move on to something else.  Bark!  Bark!  Argh.  He is drivin me crazy.  Lol.  I love him, but a shock collar sounds..  umm..  tempting.  Hmm.  I don't want to resort to that but he just won't stop.  He barks at night.  He barks in the morning.  He barks at EVERYTHING.  Dogs on tv.  A fly.  Bark!! Bark!! Bark!!  Sigh.  Bark!! Bark!! Bark!!  I need to call Cesar Milano.  Sigh.  Bark!! Bark!! Bark!!  Sigh.  I love Milo.  Just not his bark.  Sigh.......  Think I might hafta hava mimosa and relax for a bit.  Bark!! Bark!! Bark!!

From my "Susie Blue" Pandora Channel..

Pandora is the best music invention ever.  : )..  If you like a song, log in, create a channel from it and it will suggest songs that sound just like the one you love.  It is awesome.  I have found so many different artists that I probably would never get to hear otherwise.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Aww.. Whatta sweet little puppy! Lol..

Hmm.. I wanna try some of this..


Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 ounces) white corn, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; sprinkle with chili powder. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 58 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

Sounds pretty darn tasty if ya ask me.  : )..


Gift.. Gfit.. Fitg.. Ahh heck.. Yay! It's Friday! : )..





Yay for Friday..  Woot!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

One of my favorite comedians.. Lol..

Yeah Toast!  Yay Heywood Banks!

Some of my favorite things.. : )..

Shrimp Chimichangas..  Shrimp Scampi..  Pretty much anything with shrimp..
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Deep Fried Ice Cream..  Deeelish..
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Caramel Milk Shakes..
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A cool breeze right before it rains..
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Pandora Radio and my "Susie Blue" Channel..  All kinds of awesomeness..
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Celestial, Sun, Moon and Stars craft items..
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Mermaids, Lighthouses and other nautical craft items..
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Twix Ice Cream Bars..  Ooooh..

Some things that drive me crazy..  : p..
Slow drivers in the passing lane or going up an on ramp..  Grr.
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Inanimate objects that don't do what they are supposed to do.  I don't know how to fix them so it's frustrating!
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Lady Gaga's newest song, "Edge of Glory"..  I have this overwhelming, insane urge to push her off of it..  : )..
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Plenty of Fish's "Dead Air Phone Calls" commercial..  But..  Wait..  I think it stopped again..  Mighta been because of the 15 emails I fired off to them..  Hmm..  Whew..
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and finally, I'm not a big fan of fall or winter..  Everything is turning brown and all we have to look forward to is cold and snow..  I love Spring..  Everything is starting to turn green and we can look forward to warmer weather..  (not a big fan of hot summer days though..... I feel bad for those who have to suffer through that without something to keep them cool..)

Here's a little somethin for my first follower. : )..

Had some great times back in the 80's.  Lol.  : )..

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More fun from work.. For my co-worker.. : ).. Lol.

Baidge SUV.
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They will get it tooken care of.
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Didn't caught first name.
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Mental log..  (op was trying to document "meant to log"..)
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Customer pasted away.
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Doug Motion Detector.
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Fun with vehicles:  Ranger Rover.. Actra.. and Catlack..

My brain is fried, sooo feel free to giggle at these.. Lol..




We've made it to Wednesday. Yay. : )..

 Whatta cutie.  : )..  (not one of mine, just a cutie)
 Aww.  : )..  (still not one of my cuties..)
Lol.  (yup, you guessed it, still not one of mine..)
 My sweet little Auntie Em and Milo puppies.  : )..
Milo on his way to puppy school a while back.
And here's my sweet little Milo.  The same sweet little puppy that had the wrong end pointin at me this mornin when he stretched and whew!  About made my eyes water!  Cough, cough, cough!  Lol.  Whatta sweet little boy!  : )..
Whew.  Glad it's Wednesday.  My brain is fried.  Whew.  It is threatening to not go to work with me today.  Lol.  It says it neeeeeds a vacation.  That's going to be a while.  Lol.  Soo.  In the meantime, I get to try and muddle through another day at work without it.  Awesome.  Here we go!  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cheatin' on Chipotle for the Culinarily Challenged Cookers..

I love Chipotle.  Don't get it often.  Love it just the same.  Here's a lil sumpin, sumpin my mother-in-law and husband helped create or inspire..  If ya'll are anything like me, lol, you don't cook much.  Thankfully, I married someone who cooks very, very, very well.  You should try his chicken.  Lol. It is so finger-lickin good, you'll be lickin everyone else's fingers too.  (he doesn't get why i say that, try his chicken and you will know..  and agree!)

Anyway, I digress.  Here's my Cheatin on Chipotle idea..  Woot.
Zattaran's (or other) Rice mix (doesn't matter which, Dirty Rice, Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya, whatever).  Browned and drained hamburger.  Salsa.  Cheese.  Sour Cream.  Tortillas.
(ps - if u are time challenged like me because I spent too much time on the 'puter, nuke the rice in the microwave, tastes just as good, u don't have to stand over it stirring, no one will know unless they can see you and you can do other things like chop veggies or watch Y&R in the meantime)
Add ingredients to a warm tortilla and roll it up.  Tastes just as good as Chipotles, you can make just as much and it costs a fraction of the price.  Leftovers are just as good.  Woot.  I hate yucky leftovers.
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Bonus recipe from my husband, the cooker: 
Black Bean And Corn Salsa..  Ooooh..  You gotta try this too..
One can of black beans, slightly drained.  One can of corn, drained.  One can of Rotel, slightly drained.  Chopped cilantro and onion to taste.  Palmful of salt.  Dash of chili powder and cumin.  Juice from half a lime (Rachel Ray says to nuke them for 10 seconds and hold it cut side up, juices easier).  Stir together and crack open a few bags of corn chips.  Sooo good.  You will make it often.  I guarantee that.  You can also double the ingredients and make more.  Hint, hint, hint. You will want to make more because it goes fast! : )..

Rachel Ray Rocks..

Rachel Ray's Fake Out Deep Fried Ice Cream..
Vanilla ice cream, however many scoops you want..
Crushed corn flakes sprinkled on top..
Cinnamon sprinkled on top..
Honey poured on top..
Chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherry - optional..
ENJOY!  Ohhh yeah.  It's just that easy..  And Yummy,
Yummy, Yummy in your Tummy, Tummy, Tummy!
Beat others off with your spoon.
Threaten them "Tommy Boy" style, "Your Mother
will CRY when she sees what I've done to you!"
Make them make some of their own.
Enjoy yours.  Repeat steps as often as necessary.

Lesson learned by a 4.. Err.. 37 year old.. : )..

Never kiss a sneezing puppy.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hmm...

Ya know.. I would say that some people in this world have the manners of a goat, but I'm not entirely convinced that the goats aren't actually saying, "would you", "could you?" or "please?" Hmm..

More fun from work.. Lol.

Residential fire alarm:  Operator asks, "Is everything ok?"  Customer responds, "Yeah, I was just ironing my hair." Pause.  Operator asks, "Sooo.  You don't need the fire department?"
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False alarm, customer was just shaking out the trash.
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Mechades Benz.
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Mark & Dawn (names have been changed to protect privacy) are divorced - Mark's new wife is Tina.  Do not say Dawn's name when calling.
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She said recidentials owners are on a plain right now.
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Mr. Banks account - unable to leave message - appeared to be a bank and voicemail is not working.
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And finally for today:  Hair dyer set off alarm.

Oh no.. It's.. That day.. Again.. Lol.




Yay.  Soo.  I just realized, technically, yesterday was my Monday.  Whew.  Yay.  I can make it through today after all.  : )..  And, best yet, I broke my procrastination streak and got the weed eatin in the back yard finished.  Yay.  Yay for me.  Well.  Ok.  So the front still needs to be done.  Later.  Much later.  Lol.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some pretty stuff to look at..

De-stressin.  Hopin it'll cool down so I can do some weed eatin.  Checkin out cool stuff.  Here's some:
Alchessmist-images.blogspot.com
Wallpapers-free.co.uk
Citypictures.net
AmyDegrote.Wordpress.com.
Ahh.  That'll do it.  : )..
Peace, love and tranquility..
Whew.  Ahh.
Awesome.

Chaos.. Chaos.. Chaos.. Lol..

I'm working on Sunday mornings at an apartment group home where the clients cook and clean for themselves.  Spent over an hour in a grocery store today when it usually takes less than thirty minutes, waiting on four clients to buy $50 worth of groceries each.  Had a debate as to whether one person had any meat to eat, he assured me he had a freezer full, despite me knowing full well he didn't buy any last week either.  Had to wait 50 minutes for one person to mosey up and down the aisles because she forgot her calculator.  Had to park the 15 passenger van in the back forty because someone else helped our handicap placard disappear.  Had one client being propositioned for a cigarette outside.  Couldn't keep three of them all in one place while I was waiting on the 50 minute shopper to be done.  Had two different cashiers having trouble cashing the store's vouchers.  Had to walk out when the police were debating with the propositioner as to why she had to "vacate the parking lot".  Had the 50 minute shopper laughing like Beavis and Butthead and the one who was propositioned laughing like a hyena.  Whew.  Chaos..  Chaos..  Chaos..  Lol..  Oooh..  Wait..  It was a full moon on the 15th.  Dang.  I shoulda known.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Co-Workers. Lol. Gotta love 'em.. : ).

Customer has a big Snowzer dog.
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There was a reck in the area.
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Defected sensor.
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Dile 9 to get outside line.
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Customer was cooking stakes.
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Quaker Steak & Lube.
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Raddle Snake Road.
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Workers are at the house mowning.
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Outside parkalot.
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Squarel set it off.
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Great names: Pamula.. Barnra.. Op Ilean.. Gragory.. Gregorgy.. Horce.. Dwain.. Delorpes.. Dortohy.. Germy.. Jerimy.. Karen (Ker-in) Smith..

Happiness is...

 A warm puppy playin in his pool.  : )..
Or two warm puppies playin in their pool..  : )..