Friday, August 30, 2002

Ever wonder why...

Why is it that when you have a sore in your mouth, you just can't leave it alone? For example, I accidently bit my lip last night, so there's a sore spot just inside my mouth. I've been continually running my tongue over it, and feeling it. And it hurts! When I have a bruise somewhere I don't keep pressing it to see if it hurts, so what's different about my mouth?

It's like going to the dentist, and they put that suction thingy in your mouth, what's the first thing you do? Feel it with your tongue and ZHOOP it sticks to the suction tube. I think tongues simply have a mind of their own. And they aren't very bright.

Thursday, August 29, 2002


Not much unusual going on today. The dog is healthy. The rain is dripping on and off. The boss is out. I've actually been going to the gym.

Nothing really exciting. Although that's good. Last time I said nothing exciting was happening my purse walked off with someone else.

Let's stick with boring for a while shall we?

Wednesday, August 28, 2002


HEAVEN HELP US ALL!!! It is truly the apocolypse! Kirstie Alley is going to have her own talk show. Isn't it bad enough she's ruined two sitcoms and killed any desire I've ever had to shop at Pier 1? Why must she continually be shoved under the public's nose?

I for one will not be watching.

This is what my dog looks like. But he's not nearly as well trained as this one I bet.
It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring. He went to bed and hit his head and couldn't get up until morning.

It's actually lovely out. It's cooled off and isn't so muggy. And since this is the first time it's rained since...well all summer really, it's a nice change.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

I spoke WAY too soon

Ok 5lbs of Silly Putty

That's just too cool.
One of these days...

I promise I'll grow up eventually, but in the meantime how cool is this!!!???

I want to make my own crayons!

Monday, August 26, 2002


I like lip balm. I like using it. I like what I've got right now, except it's a bit on the medicinal side, and it smells like the beach. I'm also chewing some gum, and the combination is like I've got some chewy mint suntan lotion in my mouth.
I'm so torn

Living close to PA like we do, I've grown up with Hershey's. Going up to the park, when about the coolest things they had were the chocolate factory tour and the ferris wheel. I just read that several companies are making a bid for Hershey's, one of the more agressive being Nestle.

On the one hand I hate to see a family company get bought out by a giant, although I suppose that's the way of American business. On the other, if Nestle becomes local, does that mean I can actually find an Aero bar within the US?

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

I am not the only one!

Ok I am not the only one that thinks of the Simpsons at strange times, following is a direct quote from a Hoovers company capsule:

"It gets hot enough in India to melt your slushee, but India's largest power company, the state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has 20 coal and gas-fired power plants that can run quite a few air conditioners."
I think this says it all

Aside from the poor spelling, this I think says it all.

Truly, where else can you get 4 beers for $35?
Two ~16 year old girls overheard at the mall

Girl 1: How can anyone not wear hiphuggers? They're like the most comfortable jeans ever.
Girl 2: Yeah, I like 'em, but I can't wear any underwear with mine, because they sit so low.
Girl 1: Oh no! Victoria's Secret has a new low rise thong made just for wearing with hiphuggers. That's what I do.
Girl 2: Really? I'll have to go get some.

Sorry, almost a week later and that conversation still makes me gag. I realize I was 16 and stupid once, but I'm so glad I'm not any more.

Monday, August 19, 2002

Would it have killed you to be nice?

I went to the law firm downstairs to see if I could use one of their notaries. The receptionist didn't know, since she was temping for the day, so she went back to ask. A woman came out a said "What made you come HERE for a notary?" Well, I work upstairs and I assumed as a law firm you would have a Notary Public. "But it's nothing associated with the firm?" Noooo... "Well the one I asked won't do it, but let me ask the other...huff huff huff" I felt like calling after her that I could just go downstairs to the bank if it's SUCH a bother. But presently another woman came out and stamped my little paper and didn't charge me for it.

Why are people rude for no reason? That first woman could have come out and said, unless this a case related with our firm, we do not offer Notary services, and I would have said thank you and gone downstairs to the bank.

Sometimes I hate people. Except for the nice woman who didn't charge me the $8 bucks to sign my paper.
I'm so remiss!

Things have been very hectic at work lately so I haven't had much time to blog. Blog at home I hear you say??? Ehhh, just doesn't feel the same.

The dog is fine, on antibiotics and getting better from his latest bout with some sort of skin infection. $600 on the dog all within 7 days. Bye bye new dishwasher.

I took a lovely day off on Friday, and spent it cleaning the house. Ok, I know I'm a bit of a freak, but it was incredibly enjoyable for me. I got to clean everything from top to bottom, steam my carpets, fold and iron all the laundry....ok not exciting for the majority of the world, but you're reading about the girl who shrieked with happiness when she got a new vacuum cleaner last Christmas. Maybe I've missed my calling as an Office Manager, maybe I should start my own house cleaning service instead.

Anyway, it was relaxing to me, and incredibly satisfying to walk/sit anywhere on any floor in the house, and not feel a crunch, crackle, or squish underneath of me. We'll see how long it stays that way.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Sign for the Outta the Way Cafe

Delicious food, Seafood, Steak, Lobster

When did lobster cease to be a seafood? Did I miss that day?

Friday, August 09, 2002

Conjunction Junction What's your function?

The special 30th anniversary DVD of SchoolHouse Rock featuring all the songs ever created and a previously unreleased "Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips"!!!!!!!!!!!

It will be mine...oh will be mine

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Do people actually talk that way?

I actually used the word "clout" in a sentence today. As soon as it came out of my mouth I felt like such a dork. Who else actually uses the words they learned for the SATs in everyday life?

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

I'm sorry but this was just too much for me.
Don't worry folks he's ok

For all my concerned friends...Arrow's fine. He finally got rid of the other sock that was the demon behind the puking spree. He's also going to be on medicine for the next two weeks. He also cost me $404.83 at the vet yesterday. Just for them to tell me he'd eaten a sock. But the joys of owning a pet far outweigh the cost right?

This morning he experimented with a roll of toilet paper.

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

A link to the Simpsons

I've just discovered that St. Swithin's Day falls on my birthday. Don't know what I'm talking about? See my post of May 15th "Great Literary Works of the Simpsons"

It's been a fun morning. Our dog, eater of all things non-food had ingested some mysterious thing. This has caused a 6 hour vomiting spree. I awoke at 3:30 this morning to that dreaded heaving sound, only to fly out of bed while another pile was being made. Goody. My favorite thing to do. Clean dog puke. At an ungodly hour of the morning.

Just as I had gotten everything cleaned out of the carpet and settled back down to sleep...*HEAVE*. I jumped out of bed cursing, this time waking Andy up. The mess was cleaned and he suggested putting down our camping tarp on the carpet to prevent further accidents. We also opened up the bathroom door for quick rescues if we could catch them in time.

Just drifting off to sleep when Arrow jumps off the bed and starts smacking his lips...I leap with amazing speed and usher him into the bathroom. Just in time! Clean up on tile is much easier.

All went well after that...sort of. Everything went normally until I was in the shower and I heard a noise. PLEASE don't let that be what I think it was...then the smell hits me, yes even in the shower. He had sort of puked half on the carpet, half on the tiles.

That mess got cleaned up and I got Arrow settled back in bed with Andy. Said goodbye and mentioned to Andy that the dog was still puking some, so be wary. As I'm drying my hair..."HELP!"

You got it, more puke. Time for the vet.

We don't know yet what's in there...hopefully just the mate to the sock that was puked up yesterday morning.

Monday, August 05, 2002


Finally got all the vacation details filled in. Hopefully I'll have things to blog about recent happenings soon.

Friday, August 02, 2002

Why can't my job work that way?

Overheard in the elevator at my office

Girl 1: What time do you have to be back?
Girl 2: Well...I told them I was taking my mom to get her car. *Laughs*
Girl 1 and 3: Laughing
Girl2: If I'm late I'm late. I don't care.
Girl 1: Yeah...
Girl 2: That's what I love about being Salary instead of Hourly. I can work whatever and get paid the same amount every time.
All 3 girls: Laughing

Can anyone else guess how long she'll keep her job?