Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hi From Work!

Check this out, hilarious:

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

I found this in my inbox this week. I'm sure I could get in some sort of trouble for posting it, thus proving I agree with the statements of the writer. But oh well. Its funny & true, in a tongue in cheek way. I feel bad I even had to say that really, that some readers might not understand the humor behind it.

Deployment Perks
A few things to consider.
by Sarah Smiley

Home Improvements
Contrary to conventional wisdom, often it is easier to assemble a crib, put up wallpaper, and install new cabinets without the help of a husband. When my husband, Dustin is home, I have to pretend to believe he knows what he is doing, even when wallpaper is falling down, like the peel on a banana, faster than he can put it up. Things get done a lot faster (and dare I say it; much more efficiently, too) when I’m alone. Things are even accomplished at a surprising speed when I can call a repairman without fear of it hurting someone’s ego.

The Every Night is Friday Night Policy
Rules, rules, rules. Our military spouses live and breathe rules. They won’t even pluck a nose hair without consulting their military regulations first. And just so you know, spontaneity usually isn’t in the regulations. When your spouse is at home, try telling him, on a whim at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday night that you think it’s a great idea to take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese for pizza. Watch how fast he thinks you’re crazy. But when he’s on deployment, well, every night can be Friday night if you want it to be. You can chart out all the Kids-Eat-Free restaurants for each night of the week and virtually never cook at home!

Full Reign of the Remote Control
Never underestimate the beauty of watching “Project Runway” without someone saying things like, “Who would actually wear a dress made out of Hershey’s wrappers?” and “Those [male] models need haircuts.” Shows like “The Bachelor” are much more enjoyable when there is no one to question the reality of it all or to ruin the fantasy by saying, “That couple will be split up in two weeks.”
When my mom was a Navy wife, she took this concept one step further. My dad was leaving for a six-month deployment the next day. He had already packed his bags and taken them down to the ship, but wouldn’t actually board until early in the morning. Late that night, Mom realized that Dad had accidentally packed the remote control to the television in their bedroom.
“You have to go down to the ship and get the remote control,” Mom said.
“Right now? At this time of night?” he asked.
“Yes,” she said. “You can not leave me here for six months without the remote control.”
Which is to say, “Don’t take away my one guilty pleasure: falling asleep to the sounds of Nick at Nite.”

Forgetting How He Snores
Of course, in the larger scheme of things, no amount of perks can ever make-up for having your spouse away on deployment. There’s just no getting around it; being separated is as much fun as biting off a hangnail. If Dustin were to leave tomorrow, maybe I’d never miss the way he snores and leaves toenail clippings in the bathroom sink, but I’d also never forget how much I appreciate him being at home. In fact, appreciation often grows more intense during deployments.
Which brings us to the best perk of all: A reunion that feels a lot like a second honeymoon.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Only in Cali

Check out the superhero stripper lady to the right of Benny.

Then look at Benny's reaction to what she was wearing.

If I could have only managed to get a photo of the low-cut, skin tight blouse she was wearing without her husband killing me ....

Please use your imagination.

Monday, March 24, 2008

March Madness

No, it's not just a basketball tournament!

Did you know that March is Deaf History Month, Foot Health Month and Craft Month? It is also Frozen Food Month, National Hamburger & Pickle Month, as well as Talk With Your Teen about Sex Month -- only 6 days left!

Sadly, last week was Chocolate Week, but this week is but this week is Egg Salad week (which is actually observed the first full week after Easter each year - very practical!

The following celebrities were born on March 25th - Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Aretha Franklin and Gloria Steinem -- that would be an interesting dinner party!

See what happens when I'm waiting for pictures to upload??

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Making August 1st happen in February

Say, oh - the 14th.

Some say August 1st is National Girlfriend's Day. I'm saying, how about we ditch Valentine's Day altogether and make it a girly day. Um, let's see... my inbox was full of wonderful I love you and Happy V-day wishes from my girlfriends this morning, lots of I miss you and thinking about yous too. Flowers are fabulous, but they're great coming from girlfriends too. I think us girls can just naturally be a bit more thoughtful, and we all would be happier if we left the guys out of this holiday. No hoping, no expecting - because girls would just make it happen.

Let's go get a pedicure together, go to a spa - endulge on chocolate and sappy movies today. I'm convinced it would be better...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Man o' War

Seriously, I took this photo.

They are ALL over the coast in Florida - I've seen them at Bahia Honda State Park (pic above) and at Miami Beach (pic below). It's th e Portuguese Man O' War.

Wikipedia says:
The Portuguese Man O'War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore - a colony of specialized polyps and medusoids.

The sting from the tentacles is dangerous to HUMANS. These stings usually cause excruciating pain, and have even been the cause of several deaths. Detached tentacles and specimens which wash up on shore can sting just as painfully as the intact creature in the water for weeks after their detachment. Teh venom can travel up to the lymph nodes and may cause, depending on the amount of venom, more intense pain. medical atention is usually necessary, especially in extreme cases. And will likely be the most painful experience of your life.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Gorp is a snack food commonly used in outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and camping. This food mixture is termed scroggin in New Zealand and Australia, and Studentenfutter in German-speaking countries. Trail mix usually consists of a mixture of nuts and dried fruits such as raisins or cranberries. Other ingredients such as chocolate chips may also be included.
Two backronyms for the word "gorp," an alternate name for trail mix, are Good Old Raisins and Peanuts and Granola Oats Raisins and Peanuts. Some assume that "gorp" is an actual acronym for one of those phrases (or alternatively for "Gobs Of Raw Protein"), but it is probably a folk etymology. The Oxford English Dictionary cites a 1913 reference to the verb "gorp", meaning "to eat greedily". Another name may be "Gross Oats Rotten Peanuts".
Trail mix is an ideal snack food on the trail. It is lightweight and easy to store, because all of its ingredients are desiccated. It is also very energy rich, providing quick energy from the carbs in the dried fruit and or granola, as well as sustained energy from the mostly mono- and polyunsaturated fats in nuts.
While prepackaged commercial variants of Trail Mix are readily available many outdoor enthusiasts prefer to mix up a homemade batch.