Friday, May 30, 2003


Bottled water that's been bottled in Tennessee can hardly be termed "alpine spring water" can it?

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Somehow this seems wrong

Our forecast for this week.

London's forecast for this week.

The country known for damp, chilly weather is doing better than we are.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Why is it...

That men who wear socks with Tivas are also the same ones that wear loafers without them?

Friday, May 23, 2003


Does flat Coke tastes like gherkin pickle juice?
I miss the good ol' days

Trying to explain a work situation last night to Andy, I felt like I had to drag out the finger puppets to better describe who these people were and how many were involved.

I really missed the days when we used to work together and all I had to say was "You wouldn't believe what happened with HER today." No need to explain who HER was. No need for backstory. No need to explain previous conflicts. Just simple introduction and I could launch into my story.

Now that I think about it I'm not sure if I miss the shared experience or if I've just gotten lazy.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

A trip down nostalgia lane

A friend and I recently made a trip back to our old stomping grounds, St. Mary's College. They've changed so much, and yet some things stayed the same. The smell of the dorms for one. Amazing that we could have forgotten that smell. Amazing that we could have lived four years of our lives in it.

The most hear-wrenching experience of the day though was seeing the new cafeteria. Easily 3 or 4 times the size of the one in our days. Big and beautiful, done in a sort of refined hunting lodge style.

I wondered if they still serve Italian Delight. A delicacy served to us repeatedly, that involved the previous night's pasta dish and a freshly opened can of corn. Mixed together. Yes, on purpose. When asked about it, the cafeteria workers' response was "it's the corn that makes it delightful."

Monday, May 19, 2003

Ever wonder why...

People work so hard to keep bugs out of their yard and then buy fake bugs to put out there instead?

Tuesday, May 13, 2003


I've never been a Listerine fan. Sure and occasional Scope user, but never the heavy duty stuff.

Last night at the grocery store Andy expressed the desire to purchase Listerine. Ok. No Problem. During bedtime prep, between flossing and brushing I decided to give the stuff a whirl. It was one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life. No, I know what you're thinking, the taste. Actually they've succeeded in making it taste like slightly medicine-y mint, instead of medicine that had a mint leaf passed over it.

No, it was the burning. They say to gargle for 30 seconds. I barely made 15. Every inch of my mouth felt like it was on fire. My eyes watered up. My mouth opened involuntarily as if to say "Get this crap out!!"

This morning wasn't quite as rough. I made a whole 25 seconds before I couldn't take it. Maybe you build up an immunity eventually. One thing though, I won't laugh at that episode of The Osbornes anymore.

Monday, May 12, 2003

Third time's the charm

I've been schedule for a third polygraph next month. These things are going to be old hat by the time I'm done.

You know I've never thought of myself as shifty or untrustworthy, apparently I look sneaky!

Friday, May 09, 2003

The things I saw on Mulberry Street
(ok, it was really the mall)

Andy and I hit the mall last night and number of things struck me funny.

The "woman's" section directly across an aisle from the petites. First, how bad would that make someone feel? And second when they set up the store what were they thinking? Here's where we should put the clothes for people that don't fit in "normal" clothes?

The 15-16 year old in the bathroom having a conversation with her mother that went something like this:
Girl: But with the necklace, earrings, and bracelet it would only be $500...
Mom: I do NOT have $500 to spend on jewlery right now.
Girl: But mom this would last me the rest of my life!

Ok two things with this one. One, the conversation reminded me of a four year old asking for a toy. But mom it could be my birthday and Christmas presents! Same conversation, different toy. Two, who asks their mother for $500 worth of ANYTHING 3 days before Mother's day. Aren't you supposed to be thinking of what to get mom?

And finally an appalling number of flip flops. Everyone under the age of 21 seemed to be wearing a pair. Not the $0.99 kind. The $20 kind from name-brand stores! Who pays $20 for two pieces of foam?

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Slowly pulling out my hair

Human nature always amazes me. I've been putting together a set of trainings here at work. A deadline was established for people to sign up. That deadline was April 25th. Classes actually started last Friday.

I'm still getting phone calls this morning from people wanting to sign up. And people are amazed that the classes they want are full.
Having seconds

Congrats to Tina and Jason! A second bundle of joy will be gracing their lives soon.

Thursday, May 01, 2003

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I went down to the cafeteria to get lunch. With my tray of food I was given a scratch off card. I got back to my desk and scratched.

I won!!! What did I win?

I went back downstairs to claim my prize. What did I win? A CD carrying case with Tony the Tiger and Snap, Crackle and Pop on it.

'Twas the Pride of the Peaches

Arrow went to the vet yesterday. He's been chewing on his arms and his ears were dirty and his nails needed a good clipping.

The arm chewing the vet suspected was allergies. Great, so not only do Andy and I both have unbearable hay fever, we have a dog that's allergic to outside as well. The vet gave us doggie antihistimines. No I'm not lying.

The nail clipping went well, aside from the squirming.

The ears are infected. Happens a lot with dogs that have floppy ears. But whatever the vet put in them smelled. Like peaches.

Call me crazy but dogs shouldn't smell like fruit.