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, June 30, 2013

Hmm.. : /..

Caught "The Fugitive" tonight and remembered
David Letterman's Top Ten List of
Tommy Lee Jones movie characters.
It was pretty funny and I have a copy of it somewhere
around here.  Tried to google it, but
can't find it on there either.
However, here is a different Top Ten List
from the past that was pretty funny.
Figure this might come in handy this year,
since we got a Census mailed to us
and never filled it out and sent it back in.
I'm guessing we'll get someone stopping by.
Top 10 Tricks You Can Play on the Census Taker - April 26, 1990

10. Excuse yourself from room and come back wearing different clothes.
Repeat 15 times.
9. Shout all your responses as if you were a contestant on "Family Feud."
8. Have two-headed friend hang out in living room. Ask if he counts as one
person or two.
7. Repeatedly ask, "And how many Eskimos did we count today?"
6. Invite them to take shower to freshen up -- then keep flushing toilet.
5. Ask if you have to fill out form in pencil or is human blood OK.
4. Insist on First Amendment right to answer questions in mime.,
3. After his sixth beer, slip him a non-alcoholic one and see if he
2. Two words: plastic vomit.
1. Start going, "168 million and one... 168 million and two" so guy gets
messed up and has to start counting all over.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

: /..

Watch the video at your own risk.
I let the pups out while trying to keep the cat in after dark,
only to have one of these ..  mutant camel
crickets in.  I would rather have let the mouse from the
garage in.  Ugghhhghggga!

The mouse wouldn't jump 25 feet at a time.
That's just a slight exaggeration.
I'm betting?  If you let it, this .. thing
Could in fact jump that far or more.
Needless to say, it's not welcome in my house.

I just knew if it wasn't gone, it would find its way down
the hall and be waiting on my pillow when I woke up.
: p..  It had to go.
And gone it has.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Girls Day Out..

Milo and Fergus each had their turns at
the groomer, today it was Auntie Em's turn.
After I picked her up, I told her that I had a big surprise
for her.  We stopped at the puppy store!
She hasn't been there in a while,
it's crazy trying to take
our hooligans out at the same time.
They have a pack mentality, and will bark
incessantly at other dogs.
Lol.  One time?  Emmy even barked
at a cardboard cut out of a dog.
She did pretty well.  She only barked at one
black lab, tried to lick a couple ladies
toes (she loves people in flip flops!),
and then snuggled up with a little Pit Bull puppy
that was a cutie patootie.
Emmy thoroughly enjoyed her stop.
I tried to get her to pick out a toy, but she was
more interested in just running around the aisles.
Sooo, that's what we did.  We walked all over the store,
and when she started wearing out, called it a day.
: )..

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ooooohhhh.. It's a ghostly apparition!

Sy Fy's Ghost Hunters filmed an episode
at the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, MO
recently and it's getting ready
to air tonight..
Gonna DVR it while paying it forward
at a charity Bingo game.
Belvoir is one of our favorite local
wineries and is rumored to be haunted.
It used to be a boy's orphanage as well as a home
for the indigent and elderly.
They had a fire in one of the buildings
and reportedly had two people die.
Should be an interesting show.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Doing a lil' reconnaisance work..

What's the saying?
Do the same things in life
and get the same results?
Instead of working for
someone else, one day I will
be working for myself.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Another great song

Fun with Fiyah!

After they had to reschedule the Pyrosapiens Fire Show twice, once for high
winds and once because it had rained so much that Fence Stile's drive was
too muddy, we got to catch their show last night.  Lol.  They were great!
They started with the disclaimer, "This is not an optical illusion. If you see
something on fire and it looks like it's coming right at your head, it probably
is!"  We thought that was funny, until the grand finale there.  : )..  Those are
SOS pads soaked in their fuel.  As they also said, "Our mother's taught us
not to play with fire.  We didn't listen.  Kids, please tell your parents not to
try this at home!" Great show, great fun, great friends.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Ack! It's a mouse!" Dance..

Left for work this morning and went out through
our garage.  Got tired of doing an obstacle course around a bag
of clothes destined to become rags for Dutch's hot rod,
so I moved it to get around the car.
Wrong move!  Lol.  Something small and black
shot across the floor and so, I'm assuming,
did the rag bag!  It was about the size
of a lemon and had fuzzy hair.
I'm guessing it was either a dark field mouse,
or a big hairy spider.
Whatever it was, I discovered another
"Ack!" dance.  I didn't know I had such moves.
I would have been ..  umm .. alright with this one?
 Or even this one..
 This one might have had me a little worried?
Whatever was out there might still be out there..
I don't know.  All I know?
It's a good thing the garage door was already open,
and it was almost big enough for me to ask
if it would kindly move that rag bag for me.
Wanna see what that dance looks like?
Here ya go..
That's pretty darn close.  : )..
I think I'll go through the front door for a while.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Some more shots of my old hometown..

 Downtown Fulton, MO..
 Way back when..
 The old Fulton State Hospital,
that building is no longer there..
I have had several family members who
worked there, from my grandfather, grandmother,
mom, dad, uncle, and several cousins..
And a pretty neat shot of downtown Fulton
looking the opposite direction than the
first couple pics on here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Y'all gonna make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here..

Someone's going to lose their little mind
 in this house by Friday..
Someone who did this the first night we had it.. 
And this the first day we had those..
 Not too long after they got a hold of this..
And soon, ooooh so soon when these..
come in the mail..  : )..
Who would that be?
Our sweet little Milo..
He loves those little squeakers..
We used to get them at PetSmart until
they stopped selling them individually..
We found a supply of them online..
He's got a bag of 80 squeakers
set to arrive by Friday!
He's going to be one happy little guy!
Like he's not already.
: )..

Friday, June 7, 2013

Still on Fiyah! : )..

Continuing the whole "Fiyah!" theme..
Here's my friend's son Andrew Helmick showing the
St. Louis Ram's that he indeed..
Is on Fiyah!
Go Andy Go!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Oooh yeah.. Speakin of bein on Fiyah?


There's something about fire fighters..
They are just soo..
: )..
Feelin woozy?
I am.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Necessity is the mother of invention..

After many months of non-stop frustration,
I have finally decided that it's time to get myself in gear
and start a business of my own.
I have begged and pleaded for peace and quiet
long enough that it's time to move on.
After a co-worker had his haircut at a local business,
I finally had an epiphany.
I found a virtually untapped market
that is just waiting to be tapped and fulfilled.
Now I just need to find someone who can help
me write an effective small business loan application.
It'll be sooooo worth it!
I can't wait!
I am on fiyah!
: )..

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

One day..

It'll happen..
My heart belongs to the coast..
It'll be home again one day..

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's a miracle! : ).. Lol.

 Presto Chango!!
 There was a handsome young man
under all that mop.  : )..
It's our sweet boy Milo!
All ready for the summer,
now we just need to bust out his splish splash pool!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Target loves me, yes they do.. : )..

I know that I've said it before,
but I'll say it again.
I love sweet potatoes,
and I love sweet potato fries.
Target has several varieties!
Alrighty then!!