Monday, May 30, 2005


So Memorial Day here was a soaker. Except for Saturday, which was glorious, the rest of the weekend was a wash, literally.

It's great for the plants, but when it's like 50 degrees, rainy, and you are in your college hoodie and sweatpants... it really doesn't feel like the beginning of the summer at all.

So we got some plants this weekend to plants, we have the native COLUMBINE, in regular (bluish) and a new one in pink. I also picked out a hanging plant that is called a "tahitian bridal veil", it's so pretty when it has it's blooms, but me not being a green thumb might have a tough time with it... We will have to bring it inside when it gets cold, and we will have to mimic South American conditions here in Colorado. So keep your fingers crossed that I can do that. (ha)

Am I really this boring? I am writing about a PLANT that I am excited about? whoa, I used to be a spunky kickass punkrawk wanna-be chicka... where DID that go?

Oh sorry I have to go now my cat decided to jump right onto this desk and lick water out of my betta's bowls, this cat has got some guts.... RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME (Iget no respect) ARGH!

Friday, May 27, 2005


so I have added this HaloScan commenting thing that I saw on a bunch of other blogs, but I am still learning people.

So if some of the comments that you left are no longer here... I am so sorry... I emailed the ppl at Haloscan and am awaiting an answer.

So in other news, I will be making Jamaican Jerk Chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner...
*(gasp)* i know that several of the ppl that know me fell over in a faint. They are thinking... "Whoa that's too fancy and that idiot can't make that!"

Well it's an easy recipe.

Get some chicken breasts
jamaican jerk seasoning
5 lemons,
5 limes
a number of jalepenos (spelling is wrong on that.. oh well)
and zip lock baggies (big kind)

and throw it all together (well obviously cut up and squeeze the lemons and limes onto the chicken, and also the jerk seasoning)

put it all into the fridge for a few hours (however long it takes til hubby fires up the grill)

don't put it in the oven as I think it dries it out more.

If you try it, let me know if you like it or hate it.

And if you hate it... well you must not follow directions... haha :)

Thursday, May 26, 2005

So I never found out where balloons come from, but did you know that spaghetti comes from China.

I love They Might Be Giants.

Thank you IndigoGirl for making me go and look that up!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Trip Recap

ok so I just got back from vacation today.

to recap very briefly (as I am so tired and it's already freaking midnight)

1) we almost were hit by a train in TX
2) the boat starter was rewired incorrectly so we never got to use the boat in tx
3) lovely edema in my ankles, it's fine now, but man I can't wait til the child doesn't affect my
body this way
4) friend we were going to stay with ended up getting very ill and we cancelled our 3rd leg of our
5) boat trailed behind jeep and completely fully loaded was at max capacity of 9000 lbs. It was slow going and we took backroads all the way home
6) without air conditioning as we were afraid of overheating the jeep
7) while 7 months pregnant.

All in all, while it was nice to see my sis and bro-in-law graduate, and to see my mom and in-laws, etc... and frineds... I am SOOOOOOOO glad to be back at home with our little zoo of cats, and dog. I can't wait to get into my nice and comfy KING bed, not that there is anything wrong with a smaller bed, but this way hubby and I don't fight over sheets!

goodnite, will expand on trip recap tomorrow sometime, oh yeah first childbirth class is tomorrow, wish hubby and me luck, I hope we meet some cool parents-to-be!

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Moo Moo's Star Wars name : Shaka Naemp
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What Kind of American English do you speak?

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55% General American English
20% Dixie
20% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Holy Crap? 20% yankee? what the hell?

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Storms a coming! Posted by Hello


So the flood saga has ended for now, right after our brilliant neighbors turned off the water, it started to hail and rain here.. still cloudy, how is that for Murphy's Law?

Getting ready for the "babymoon", well really it's a graduation (my sis and bro-in-law's) and seeing family and friends... So not really any quality time with hubby by ourselves, but we are such family people I think we will love it anyways.

Hubby said he is feeling achy and tired all over. I told him REPEATEDLY to get a doc's appt, he I think has a secret fear of doctors, but passes it off as he is too busy to see one. I don't want him to hate our vacation just cause he is being a dum dum. But thank goodness we have friends who forked over money and got thru medical school, otherwise how would we have gotten thru the horrendous time we got food poisioning the same day we saw Passion of the Christ. That is a story for another day... oh man... I still can't eat hot dogs.

Well my blog will be intermittent for a few days, but please leave messages I will have some access!

Oh yeah and once we get back.. guess what we have to look forward to? YES YES CHILDBIRTH classes!

I am sure hubby is going to be SO thrilled.

Toodles! and I think I will have blogging withdrawl!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Floods, Part Deux

So.. I wake up this morning and hubby says that CABLE man came over (for neighbors who aren't flooding us) to hook up their cable. The cable box for the block is in our yard. Well hubby told the issue to the cable guy and they went to look at the box. Cable guy agrees with us that it is in no way runoff! The cable box and TELEPHONE box are completely full of water. These IDIOT neighbors can't or won't turn off the water. The stream of water is now in the street in the FRONT yard (cause I guess all of the backs of our yards are so flooded) and all the way down to the end of the block (about 500-600 feet). This is getting so ridiculous. Hubby is calling the city.
So we'll see what they can do, in the end I just hope they get a clue and turn off the water!

Added 12:00noon: The city came out right after the cable man did and told us that this is considered a "code violation" and they can have the police come out and fine them... we want to give them a chance to turn the water off.. so maybe tomorrow if they haven't we will talk with the police department and see what legal recourse options we have, we don't want to be jerks, but I think they are being jerks right now by not turning off the water.

Added 3:00pm: ok, so neighbor's son come to house and we see him and stop to speak with him and show him the issues. He agrees with us that this is NOT runoff... he states that it has to be something else. But the only problem is that all their sprinklers have good water pressure meaning their lines haven't been messed up.. it could be a city water line, a main... MY issue is I know it's not our issue, we turn all of our water off, and whether it's the neighbor's fault or the city's I want this insanity of water to STOP. It's ruining our yard, and eventually I am afraid it will creep into the basement. Son never said if he was going to turn the water off or not.. alluded he might.. so we know nothing.. why is it so hard to turn off the water? please someone clue me in...

Sunday, May 08, 2005


Scenario Friday : Our neighbor is flooding our yard. Hubby wants to wait and see if they turn off the valve. It has flooded part of our yard, the whole yard behind it (but no one there- foreclosed) and the back of another yard (that does not have a sprinkler system). We have told the lady who owns the home (it has to be them as they are the high point on the block). She said she would talk to her son who installed the sprinkler system to see what could be the issue. Hubby told her that in the meantime they might just want to shut off the valve so the water would stop coming (they haven't yet).

Sooo move onto scenario today :

Hubby went over there today to talk to them. Neighbor's boyfriend was not to thrilled with Hubby for telling him what was going on, and pretty much asked him to leave. But before he left all 3 walked around in THEIR yard, and it is completely SQUISHY, just like the corner of our yard closest to them (but you can also see the standing water in our yard). I think they know their's a problem, but Boyfriend thinks it's more of a "water runoff"... yeah but like 60- 100 gallons? it is no way runoff... runoff would evaporate in this dry Colorado climate. This water is standing and will quickly become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, especially for those West Nile types, and if they EVEN think I will let that happen...

well it's not.. no way am I jeopardizing the health of my family, pets, etc, just cause I want to be nice and give them time to figure out what to do... the SIMPLE thing for them would be just to SHUT OFF THE MAIN VALVE TO THEIR SPRINKLERS. (they still haven't) ...then they can figure out what went wrong. All I want is for the water to stop coming in our yard. It's a waste and even worse a health hazard.

Hubby spoke with his mom today and she said that when they see their water bill, they will definitely turn off the water.

I just don't want to wait til then. What if the yard floats away? HELP, any ideas?

By the way, Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 06, 2005


Toast - please tell me what you think of this... I think it's quite friggin' hilarous!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

If I could be a forensic pathologist...

As said by GERAH "I've been chain-letter-blog-freeze-tagged or whateveryouwanttocallit" by her.

I have to pick five professions out of this list, finish the sentences, then add one to the bottom, and choose three more people to answer.

Here's the list.
If I could be a scientist...

If I could be a farmer...
If I could be a musician...
If I could be a doctor...
If I could be a painter...
If I could be a gardener...
If I could be a missionary...
If I could be a chef...
If I could be an archaeologist...
If I could be an architect...
If I could be a linguist...
If I could be a psychologist...
If I could be a librarian... I would be in heaven, I think I was a book in a former life.
If I could be an athlete... I would play tennis forever and be so skinny!
If I could be a lawyer... I would have to sell my soul. (sorry Jim, Allison, and any other lawyers out there)
If I could be an innkeeper...
If I could be a professor...
If I could be a writer... I would learn how to write well and write a classic children's story, maybe this baby will inspire me, and I will be the next JK Rowlings.
If I could be a llama-rider...
If I could be a bonnie pirate...
If I could be a servicemember...
If I could be a business owner...
If I could be an actor...
If I could be an agent...
If I could be video game designer...
If I could be photographer...
If I could be a circus performer...
If I could be a spy... well I wouldn't be able to tell you, would I now?
If I could be a fashion designer...
If I could be a high school student again...
If I could be a forensic pathologist...(Moo Moo's entry) (my career dreams would come true)

What would you do BUQT, Catt, and Mr. Nice Guy?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Hubby and I had a lengthy discussion about poop today. I think with the impending poop factory that will be our child, we talked about who has the responsibility to clean up the current stock of pet poop. I stated that since I can't be around cat matter and in essence dog matter that he is stuck, and I KNOW that I will be handling the baby matter. Therefore there is no need for him to bitch at me.

He then proceeded to talk about poop in theoretical terms. "Did you know that about 100 million people poop at the same time around the world?"

I asked,"What about the animals and the insects and the water life that poop collectively (possibly at the same time)?"

He replied," Can you imagine if we could harness all the poop? or the energy? "

Yeah this is the stuff we talk about, and YES we both went and GRADUATED from college.

I know that poop will be a big topic in our household, but geez. He did get me thinking, but then I had to go...

Monday, May 02, 2005


Take a look at this site. I love his pottery, but to call is pottery is not describing it correctly, just take a look! Click on the gallery link and you can see all the current ones he has completed.

He is a good friend of ours and is based out of Austin Texas.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

It's that time O' year

Can't believe it's already May, and yet it's stinking cold and rainy, geez it feels like Boston.

So had a great weekend, our friends threw us a co-ed baby shower, and it was a lot of fun! Hubby and I had a great time, and the baby got lots of goodies that I want to play with...

I have a feeling that I will miss being so irresponsible and carefree and that I am going to do a complete transformation this year. I am scared that I won't be able to recognize who I am after this baby arrives. I hope I will be a better person, but I don't know. It's kinda scary.

Ok but that was just after all this shower stuff, it gets you believing that the baby is really COMING.

Ok... enough baby stuff.

Well but that's all that happened this weekend (and that we had a great time with tons of friends!)

FYI: now that I am almost done with the semester I should get a little prolific on this blog, I hope. We will be going on a "babymoon" for a few days, but I should have internet access, and hopefully not the (ugh) dial-up variety.