Monday, April 28, 2008

The big question around these parts

"So, did you feel the earth move?"

Get your minds out of the gutter, people! Yeah, I worded it that way just because I thought it was funny but tremors really are on people's minds right now in the Reno area. Seems we've had over a hundred seismic episodes over the past few weeks. The biggest was 4.7 on Friday night and I think I read right that it was the biggest to strike since 1953.

Now, I did feel it but honestly, it wasn't all that big of a deal to me. True, we're about 15 miles from the epicenter. My sister in law who's about four miles away from it was much more shaken up by it than we were. Haha, I made a funny. Sorry, got to take them where I can get them.

We're due for a bigger one, according to about half of the so called experts. The other half say the small ones are releasing the pressure and that's all we'll get.

We'll see. I'll keep y'all posted!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Whoo hoo!

It's the little things, people :)

Well, the little big things in this case ;)

Maya's math teacher is Canadian too, he got a recent care package from home. He's going to give Maya a Mr. Big to bring home to me. Yay!!

Btw, I've mentioned Mr. Big

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Blind or just oblivious

My friends were talking about redbox recently. You know, the DVD rental kiosks that outnumber Blockbuster stores in the US. Anyway, I had never seen one and for some reason wasn't able to check for a location near me (javascript trouble, don't ask me, ask my techie dh who doesn't seem to care that I can't do everything I should be able to with my computer... ooops, 'nother post, sorry) so my buddy Traci looked it up for me and gave me a list of places that have them. Yay Traci! Well, duh me, I walked into Walmart, a place I go at least twice a week and what should be right inside the door but...

This thing is huge and is right inside the door, the door that I always use. Yeah, it's been there all along but lalala I just walk right by and never pay attention. Ugh. I feel so silly!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Yogurt, kisses and mini hot dogs

Christa doesn't like the Trix yogurt she asked me to buy. Well, that is, until she wanted one for breakfast and sucked it back so fast I had to hold onto the furniture to be sure I didn't get inhaled along with it.

Christa doesn't like chocolate kisses anymore. They don't taste good. Yeah right.

Christa doesn't like mini hot dogs. Her comment after eating two of them, "Thank goodness that's the end of those!"

5 year old taste buds. It's always a new adventure.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

So, I have this friend

This friend of mine moved last year. She didn't just move a few blocks or across town, or even an hour or two away from home. She left her city, her country behind. It hasn't been easy for my friend. Many things are different in her new home, many things are the same. As "they" say, people are people anywhere you go. It has been tough for my friend to adjust to her new home and the hardest part is missing those she left behind. Thankfully, there are other friends that she brought along with her when she moved, those who are still a few clicks of the mouse away. My friend has really appreciated emails, instant messengers, message boards, blogs and sites like facebook.

Just thought you might like to know a little about my friend.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I got a chuckle from a couple of these

1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.
2. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
3. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
4. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
5. Don' t take life too seriously; no one gets out alive.
6. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
7. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
8. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
9. I'm not a complete idiot -- some parts are just missing.
10. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
11. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.
12. God must love stupid people; He made so many.
13. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
14. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
15. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
16. Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
17. Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.
18. Procrastinate now!
19. I have a degree in Liberal Arts; do you want fries with that?
20. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
21. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
22. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!
23. They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
24. He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.
25. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
26. Ham and eggs...a day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
27. The trouble with life is there's no background music.
28. The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
29. I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.