Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Make A Wish Foundation...

Bob Cox, may he rest in peace.

If his last wish was to visit the Porcelain Park and ride the water slide...it was granted.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Frogs 4 Sale

I decided it was time for a new fish this weekend so I went and bought an angelfish. The sales associate told me that although my frogs wouldn't bother it for awhile, the frogs would one day be bigger than the fish and start to attack it. I decided to worry about that when the time came. So I took my fish home, acclamated it to the tank, and let it free. That night I was reading a book when I saw one of my frogs actively chase my new fish around the tank trying to nibble at it. I had to take my frogs out and put them in Tupperware-timeout for the night.

So...anyone want two frogs? The're just the cutest little things...if you can overlook the fact that they like to attack and kill fish. :o)

Friday, November 24, 2006

As Not Seen On TV

A coworker and I somehow ended up on a discussion about television today. I mentioned that we don’t have cable at my house. Add this to the fact that we live in the dip of a valley so all we really get on our TV is live coverage of snowstorms. He paused and asked, “How do you know what’s going on with CSI?” Seeing how he actually was concerned about this, I explained that I have friends that will explain an entire episode in 5 minutes. Then he wanted to know how I knew what was going on in the news. I told him that newspapers still exist and my homepage is set to CNN. I am kept abreast. Then he asked, “Well, what about the ‘As Seen On TV’ items?”

I had to laugh. That stuff is all junk. And in the off chance that I actually do lose my mind long enough to buy a pen that writes upside down in space, how often will I really need that? Perhaps one day I will be captured by some evil terrorists who hang their victims by the ankles. I am allowed one last letter from prison…

I’m sure gonna wish I had that pen.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Deer in Georgia are scared of Cows

…at least my imitation of them anyway. I usually go for a bike ride on Saturdays. It allows me to just think and unwind while providing a nice workout to boot. My parent’s home is located on the edge of a forest so it is not uncommon for deer to wander through yards. Many times I have come home late in the evening and seen as many as five deer just meandering in the street.

So this past Saturday I rode about three miles from home to get to a bike trail. After biking nearly an hour, I started to head back home. I was zooming down a large hill when I saw a deer in the middle of the road. I started braking but realized I was going to hit the deer if it didn’t move. I’ll admit…I was a little scared. What if this deer was going through some sort of forest sorority hazing and in order to pledge, she had to charge a biker. I might just be the first person to hit a deer…while riding a 32 speed! I did the first thing I thought of.

I moo’ed. Like a cow!

I could try and convince you that I really was saying “MOOOOOOVE!” but I know the truth. And it worked. The deer looked at me and ran. But then again, who wouldn’t run from a girl on a bike mooing!? The best part was relaying the story to my family once I got back home. They just looked at me like I was crazy; and in a sense, I guess I am. :o)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Dream On

So I’m sitting at a table with two other individuals being taught the reproductive cycle of a penguin by none other than Penélope Cruz. This is not odd to me at all because it’s a dream. I learned that a penguin lays eggs on floating iceberg chunks and then returns to land. If the eggs don’t roll off, become food, or freeze due to harsh conditions and actually hatch, the cycle continues.

Then I woke up. There was one thing I couldn’t figure out. If the female leaves land, lays eggs on a floating piece of ice out in the ocean, how do the chicks find home? Floating GPS? I don’t get it.

It never occurred to me to wonder why Penélope Cruz was the teacher. That made total sense.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

To eat or not to eat

The other day I walk into Julia’s room and found her sitting on her bed surrounded by bags of chocolate. It wasn’t Halloween candy so I asked what the deal was. Turns out one of her friends from Texas was having a hard time so Julia was making a care package to send out. She told me though, that she had snuck one piece of Dove Chocolate even though she had just promised herself she would eat less sugar. I found the message printed on the inside of the Julia’s wrapper humorously ironic: “Keep the promises you make to yourself.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The Ballet

So I got all dressed up to go to the ballet audition yesterday. Turns out they weren’t casting for a dance recital at all but it was this voting thing. So I ‘cast my ballot’…or whatever.

I sure felt silly in my pink tutu.