Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Are you a Twilight fan?

If so then you should check out Stephenie Meyer's official website. There's all sorts of interesting information and updates. You will also find, if you go to the "Twilight Series" heading a link to "Midnight Sun". This is a partial draft to a novel that is Twilight from Edward's perspective. If it had been a hardcover novel I wouldn't have been able to put it down. I've been glued to my computer reading it the last couple days. Two words: Love it!!!!!! If you love Edward (and I do), then you'll want to read this.

I Believe That Life Is A Miracle

How do you live your life?

~Albert Einstein~

I hope you will join me in living life as if everything is a miracle. It's a fabulous way to live :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Where To Go From Here

'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
'I don't much care where --' said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
'--so long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an explanation.
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Favourite Doctor Who

As a cartoon ....

Which Doctor Who Is Most Like You?

I happen to be a Doctor Who fan. Not of the older black and white episodes, but some of the later stuff and definitely the 
new series.

If you are a fan, there's a quick little quiz that tells you which Doctor is most like you. You can take it here.

My result was exactly what I expected it to be :)

Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)

The Tenth Doctor is the tenth incarnation of the fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. The Tenth Doctor generally displays a light-hearted, talkative, easy-going, witty and cheeky manner, but combines this with a somewhat egocentric sense of unstoppability when facing his enemies. He is perhaps as ruthless and dangerous as his seventh incarnation ever was, although much less inclined to complex schemes and set goals.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Random Thoughts From The Internet

These were shared by one of the ladies on the Cricutlovers group that I moderate. I got a chuckle out of them and hope that you will too.

·         I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

·         More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.

·         Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

·         I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

·         Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

·         I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

·         The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

·         Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

·         There is a great need for sarcasm font.

·         Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what on earth was going on when I first saw it.

·         I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

·         How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

·         I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

·         I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

·         The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

·         Was learning cursive really necessary?

·         Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

·         I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

·         Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

·         How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

·         I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

·         While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

·         MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

·         Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

·         I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

·         Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

·         I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

·         Bad decisions make good stories

·         If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

·         Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....

·         You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

·         Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

·         There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

·         I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

·         "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

·         I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren’t watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

·         I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

·         I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

·         I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

·         As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

·         Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

·         It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

·         I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

·         Even if I knew your social insurance number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

·         Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

·         It really ticks me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

·         I wonder if cops ever get ticked off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

·         I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

·         I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Wisdom of Winnie The Pooh

I was watching a Winnie The Pooh DVD with my children this morning and heard one of my favourite quotes written by A.A. Milne. Ironically enough, yesterday I also found this same quote on a sticker.

In the DVD, Christopher Robin says this quote to Winnie The Pooh. However, being Pooh, the message isn't received quite the way it was delivered and it takes the rest of the movie for Pooh to figure out what Christopher Robin was telling him in the beginning.

I hope you enjoy it and more importantly, that you believe it :)

"You are braver than you believe
stronger than you seem
and smarter than you think."
A.A. Milne

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's A Wonderful World

I really enjoyed this. I hope you do too :)

Attract Money Now

In less than a week Joe Vitale's book "Attract Money Now" will be available to read. It reveals a seven step formula that will help anyone who reads it. He's giving it away free.

Go here to check it out.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Next Time You Go Away

Don't forget to set the security system 




Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Remember This?

Do you remember the Wedding Entrance Dance?

Well, sadly, here is the sequel: Divorce Entrance Dance

(Make sure you watch it right until the end)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Words of Wisdom From the Great Walt Disney

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights 
that can't be scaled by a man who knows 
the secrets of making dreams come true. 

This special secret, it seems to me, 
can be summarized in four C s. 

They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy. 

~Walt Disney~

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Blonde Pole Dancer

If you are easily offended, then don't look.







Friday, August 7, 2009

Brownie Recipe

Mom's Brownie Recipe
Remove teddy bear from oven. 

Preheat oven to 375. Melt 1 cup margarine in saucepan. 

Remove teddy bear from oven and tell Billy “no, no.” 

Add margarine to 2 cups sugar. 

Take shortening can away from Billy and clean cupboards. 

Measure 1/3 cup cocoa. 

Take shortening can away from Billy again and bathe cat. Apply antiseptic and bandages to scratches sustained while removing shortening from cat's tail. 

Assemble 4 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla, and 1-1/2 cups sifted flour. 

Take smoldering teddy bear from oven and open all doors and windows for ventilation, and then take telephone away from Billy and assure party on the line the call was a mistake. Call operator and attempt to have direct dialed call removed from bill. 

Measure 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup nuts and beat all ingredients well. 

Let cat out of refrigerator. 

Pour mixture into well-greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake 25 minutes. 

Rescue cat and take razor away from Billy. Explain to kids that you have no idea if shaved cats will sunburn. Throw cat outside while there's still time and he's still able to run away. 

Frosting: Mix the following in saucepan: 1 cup sugar 1 oz unsweetened chocolate 1/4 cup margarine 

Take the darn teddy bear out of the @#$% broiler and throw it away—far away. Answer the door and meekly explain to nice policeman that you didn't know Billy had slipped out of the house and was heading for the street. Put Billy in playpen. 

Add 1/3 cup milk, dash of salt, and boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. 

Answer door and apologize to neighbor for Billy having stuck a garden hose in man's front door mail slot. Promise to pay for ruined carpet. Tie Billy to clothesline. 

Remove burned brownies from oven

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Royale Kitten Casting

Ever wish you could have the power to cast someone in the newest commercial? Every want to be able to determine the outcome of a casting call?

Here is your chance. Royale is having a Kitten Casting call and you have the power to help decide which little kitty will be cast in their new commercial. Check out the cute little audition videos and vote for your favorite here.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009


Doesn't this look scrumptious?

Today we experienced Marble Slab Creamery for the very first time. The experience was ..... amazing!!!! The ice cream is delicious and I love that you can actually watch them create your ice cream right before your eyes. Sara was ecstatic to have Cotton Candy ice cream mixed with marshmallows and Smarties (Sam wasn't quite as thrilled with it, he preferred to eat my cone). I was blissfully happy to get a Chocolate Peanut Butter cone -- with actual hunks of Reeses Peanut Butter Cup --- yummy!!!! I even had a chocolate dipped cone with bits of Skor bar on it (which very well could be why Sam preferred my cone to Sara's ice cream). Gary also got the Chocolate Peanut Butter, but he added nuts to his. He chose the same cone as I did too. 

The ice cream is well worth the experience --- my Daddy would have LOVED it there!!!! It is a tad on the pricey side, so this will be an infrequent treat for us, but I'd still recommend giving it a try.

Check out the website here. If you like ice cream, you won't regret giving it a try :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Absolutely Amazing

This photo is incredible. Makes you believe that impossible things truly are possible. I love this!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009