Saturday, June 20, 2009

Burnt Toast, Asian Noodles and Blogoversary

Love toast especially when I can have fresh made jam on top of it. So since I have been making jam toast sounded like a great breakfast - durn toaster burnt it though :(

Asian Noodles with Peanut and Sesame - Yummmmm NOT at least not what I ended up with. Some kind of spice in them and they weren't that appetizing. I picked out the crab and zucchini I had added and ate that instead.

If it weren't for Teena in Toronto noting that today is my Blogoversary I don't think I would of remembered LOL! So thanks Teena!

Dang I hope dinner and the evening is better than the rest of the day so far!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Worst Thursday Thunk Ever!

Thursday Thunk again...

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
, the number 3000 and the color grape ape.

1. Are your ears dirty?

No I scrubbed them and even behind them in the shower this AM and I haven't been playing in the mud today although it has rained plenty nuff to make lots of mud!

2. Would you rather be stung by a scorpion or bit by a snake? (Don't say one wants to be in pain, that's the point. Pick one.)

I guess a snake and hopefully it wasn't poisonous or there is someone around to suck the venom out.

3. Do loud noises make you snappish? (i.e. A loud restaurant, screaming child next to you, booming stereo from a neighbor's house?)

snappish? Hmmm is that the same as annoyed? Let's put it this way I grew up with my dad saying "who picked this place?" if there was a screaming baby or loud kids. I never let my kid be loud at the restaurants or scream just for the heck of it she was removed to the car or other room or something although it didn't happen too often once was usually enough for her to learn we meant business :)

I am sometimes the stereo blaster though so good thing I don't have neighbors. he he!

4. PETA- thoughts on this org.?

well I think what one calls ethical another might not... I don't generally like political type debates and feel everyone is entitled to their own opinion after all they are like A**holes and everyone has one you know. So moving on now to the next question. ( I will be interested to see other's responses to this one)

5. Would you rather be the discoverer of the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot? (Imagination!)

Why is it imagination? Who is to say there isn't one of either of these? I think Loch Ness - imagine gliding through the water with her or maybe even hitching a ride! You never know what kind of life exists under the sea!

6. When in a public toilet and it's not flushed: do you flush & use or move on to a clean one?

I try NOT to use public toilets but if I have to I will usually only go in the cleanest one I can find, sometimes that means foot bumping more than one door! Also NEVER set my bag or purse on the floor and NEVER sit on the seat! Flush with the foot if it isn't an auto one too!

7. Neighbors are having a noisy, party bonfire, what do you do?

What neighbors? Where are the roasting sticks? Got the dogs? the marshmallows? the chairs? something to drink? Let's go!

8. Do you play Monopoly? If so which version of the game?

We don't play often and it is just the original version that we have.

9. Are you a remote hog?

no, my dh would claim that title...even when he doesn't "need" to be holding it (ie: a 2 hour dvd playing) he will hold it! I think it is his security blanket!

10. Do you like the smell of paint?

sniff sniff
but only the colored paint the white is boring!

11. My questions obviously suck this week. {I've had a bad week.}
So do you think Kimber should have...

~smoked pot before doing these questions? No not a good idea
~drank liquid courage? well that depends on the flavor of choice :)
~begged Berleen to do them (she's better at them anyhow)? naw variety is the spice of life right? Good to have questions from various sources.
~just piss off! I could have done better! well ok then!

Have fun thunking!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

sleeping and swimming and dirty barefoot feet

I missed the Thursday Thunk last week so am making it up this week and will be auto posting this weeks for the you'll get 2 doses of thunking close together LOL! Watch out!

This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Berleen, the number 1 (because I am) and the color nude.

1. What is your least favorite candy bar?

my favorite is probably a Heath Toffee Bar but let's be realistic here I haven't met too many chocolates I don't like! Sooooo if it is a chocolate bar or had chocolate in it I probably like it!

2. If I were to call you, what would you say?

hmmm did your # show up on the caller ID? if so I'd say hello? If it didn't I probably didn't answer and you are listening/talking to my voice mail!

3. What is your favorite type of leaf?

I love fall leaves with their awesome array of colors

4. When was the last time you....

- had sex? ummm that is between me and my dh.
- swam in a lake? can't recall
- went barefoot outside? last night - would of today but it is raining like crazy and calling for hail.
- ate peas? hmmm idk my dd loves peas I think they are just ok so I normally choose a different veggie.

5. Since Father's Day is right around the corner, tell us about the person that you are celebrating.

well we aren't really celebrating much, my dad is going to be at Disney with my brother so I guess they will celebrate - wonder if they will wear Mickey ears all day? Hmmmmm My dd will take her father out to breakfast and he will try to escape the rest of the day and go golfing unless it is raining and then he might want to go to a movie.

6. Were you dropped on your head as a child?

no I don't think so....Mom????????????

7. How often do you clean your toilet?

I don't ever clean it :D

That is dh job!

8. Have you ever been sunburned?

Yes, several times...

Tell us about it.

hurts like the dickens! and I hate to peel cause well that is just GROSS! I usually am the lightest around my family and friends anymore no more sun worshipping for me.

9. On average, how many hours a sleep do you get a night?

on a good night I get about 3 1/2 to 4 hours wake up and then hope to go back to sleep for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

now if I take the sleeping pills trhe Dr gave me I get a FULL night's sleep and most of the next day too! Hence I don't take them very often so I am normally sleep deprived!

10 How many hours did you get last night?

last night I woke up after 3 hours and then fell back asleep for another 2 when dh woke me up to ask me where his checks were...the alarm went off anyway so I just got up for the day.

11. Take a picture of something.

I don't know where to find you have something's phone number so I can call something to come pose for a picture?

Post it.

Post what?

12. Are the bottom of your feet dirty?

no not so much I just took my socks off and they were clean when I put them on!

13. Do you know the names of every member of the family who lives next door to you?

yes there is only 1 person and his name is Nick.

ok so hope to go read some of the thunks from last week and add my linky to the list. I have a blast reading them each week and even if I don't get a chance to post know I have probably been there, your answer may even of been a topic of discussion round here :) dh and I had great fun with the last round of answers!


Monday, June 15, 2009

is the USPS dead?

I came across this today while reading news on the internet...I know it seems true but I think I would miss receiving things in the mail and sending cards and notes to people too! What are your thoughts?

Copy and pasted from MoneyBlog ...

U.S. Postal System: RIP
Posted Jun 15 2009, 06:05 AM by Douglas McIntyre
Filed under: ,
The US Postal System, which has been dying for years due to the advent of the fax, e-mail, and overnight delivery, may finally be close to its last act.
The agency lost nearly $2 billion in its last fiscal year and is faced with the serious consideration of cuts of up to 3,100 offices, potentially eliminating thousand of jobs. Media reports say that first class mail volumes are plunging.
What is killing and will probably eventually finish off the Post Office? In a word “broadband”, a system that the current Administration plans to build out quickly in the next two years.
According to MarketWatch, the Post Office is already looking at stopping Saturday delivery. The next moves will probably cut the number of weekdays the mail is dropped off, particularly outside urban areas where the cost of reaching homes and businesses spread over a wide geography is enormous.
Broadband has taken away the need for sending letters and may large documents. Broadband connections allow users to securely download encrypted files, some of which are the equivalent of thousands of pages of paper. The files can be sent and received in a few seconds compared with days to move them by mail.
Payment systems which wire transfer money have nearly eliminated the role of the check in paying bills. This will only increase as e-banking does.
Even the magazine and newspaper industries which relied on physical delivery systems for decades now use the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle as a way to get the printed word over the internet and downloaded onto the device. Almost every major print product also has an Internet version. Sending magazines via mail is expensive. Cutting back on that form of delivery would be a blessing.
The modern postal system killed the pony express. The USPS could only last so long before it way itself replaced. That time has finally come.
Top Stocks blogger Douglas A. McIntyre is an editor at 24/7 Wall St.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thursday Thunks 6-4-09

It is time again for the Thursday Thunk although I guess I am thunking on Saturday! LOL!

This week's Thursday Thunk was brought to us by:
Kimber, the color rojo and the number 334.

1. How many golf balls can fit inside a full sized school bus? I have no idea!

2. Who decided the alphabet order? probably a man since it doesn't always make sense!

3. Why doesn't McDonald's sell hotdogs? Good question - why don't they?

4. You go to a nice restaurant and they are offering free samples of cheese. You take a bite and it's delicious. Then they tell you the cheese is processed with maggots in it which make the great texture and flavor. Do you vomit at the thought of maggots, think "oh well but no more", or just ask for another sample? stare in disbelief and then try not to vomit! I normally ask what is in something before trying and rarely take store samples that are just sitting out - too many hands have had the chance to touch them and who knows where their hands have been!

5. Would you rather ride on a cloud or slide down a rainbow? Oh slide the rainbow cause it would go through the clouds!

6. Do you know/care who Heidi & Spencer are? I saw a facebook post about them but I have no clue who or what they are!

7. Have you ever used Butt Paste? well if you are meaning the stuff you use for a baby's behind then yes, otherwise I have no clue what you are talking about.

8. Pie or cake? hmmm I do love some pumpkin pie but..........I think I like a super moist cake with some whipped icing on it mo' bettah! (he he borrowed that from my friend Erin!)

9. Do you remember when MTV used to play music videos? YES isn't that why they called it Music TeleVision. Certainly not what it is now...I think they ought to change the name!