Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

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Thirteen Actual Names In My Family That I'm So Glad My Parents Didn't Feel Obligated to Pass On!
1. Alti - This was my great grandfather's name. No middle name, just Alti.
2. Lesley, Wesley, Kesley, Fesley - Lesley and Wesley aren't really that bad, but these are the names of four brothers who are my mom's cousins, and all of them's middle name was Neil. Had their parents had another boy, they were going to name it Mesley (I honestly think that some of my mom's family may have been on crack!)
3. Bunk - Yet another of mom's cousins
4. Bayzalbie - You guessed it, my mom's cousin, Not really sure of the spelling of this, but it sounds like I spelled it!
5. Cleater - The wife of Bunk
6. Olita - Cleater and Bunk's child, don't you think that if you had to suffer through life with a name like Cleater or Bunk you would have given your kid a more normal name like May or something
7.Thomasedaby Northewe - I'm not so sure of the spelling of this one, but this is how it sounds, this was Alti's daddy, may explain why Alti got such a short simple name
8. Talmadge - my mom's uncle, I have heard this one before, but still it isn't a name I'd really want
9. Posey - my mom's other uncle, that's right I said uncle, they named a BOY Posey, I guess Talmadge would've been much better than this. Talmadge and Posey also had a sister named Ruperta (a name which I'm also thankful didn't get passed to me) and a brother named Bennie (my grandpa) Thankfully grandpa got the normal name of the lot!
10. Ossie - yet another of my mother's weirdly named cousins
11. Rosey Emmerinnis - My mom's grandmother, the one who named her child Posey
12. Delilah - my mom's sister, all of my mom's other brothers and sisters have normal names, but for some reason my grandpa and grandma decided to name my aunt after a Biblical harlot, actually I think it was a family name, probably the least weird one that they could find to give to one of their children! My aunt dropped this name when she got married!
13. Rudolph - This was my dad's uncle who died as an infant, and I put him in here simply because I couldn't let you think that all the weird names were on mom's side!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday

This is my first time participating in Works for Me Wednesday. And since this is a funny blog, I'm gonna keep my advice on the lighter side. After all, I can't have word getting out that I'm making this blog too serious.
So I'm gonna share what works when you are living with your single brother. First, you must teach your brother how to boil things. This shouldn't seem so hard, but if you read this post you will see that teaching this skill is an absolute necessity. Second, you must remind said brother that there are other shows that are "preacher friendly" other than Sponge Bob Square Pants. (Full House has been a good diversion for us.) And thirdly, and this is most important, you must teach said brother to take the garbage out on Tuesday night (if you figure out how to accomplish this one, get back to me.) So far living with my brother has been great. Unfortunately, he's gonna leave for college before I get him fully trained. Too bad for his fiance, she probably would have really appreciated the help since they're getting married December of 2007!
To find out more serious things that work hop over to Shannon's!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Panty Fairy...God Bless Her

Okay, I know what you're probably thinking, but yes, that title said the panty fairy. See, my niece is potty training, well she is pretty much potty trained, but last week she had a bit of an accident.
My sister was at Walmart with my brother and my niece and nephew shopping for groceries. Well, my brother had gone off to another part of Walmart to get something when my niece informed my sister that she had to GO.
A search for my brother ensued since you can't take the buggy into the bathroom area at Walmart (what is up with that, don't they know people have little kids that are potty training) and my sister had a ton of stuff, so she needed my brother to stand with the buggy. She didn't find my brother before it was too late. My poor niece cried because she hates having accidents, though this one really wasn't her fault. Anyway, my sister lived just around the corner from Walmart, so they quickly bought the groceries and took my niece home.
My sister cleaned up my niece and was cleaning the panties and accidentally flushed them. You would have thought my niece had just lost a million dollars. She cried for an hour, screaming "The panties are NEVER coming back!". After all, it was a pair of Cinderella panties, a terrible loss to a two year old.
Well, my sister saw a pair of panties in the diaper bag just like the pair she'd flushed, so she pulled them out and said, "Look Raegan, the panty fairy cleaned your panties and put them back into the diaper bag." Fortunately my niece bought it, and she stopped crying. Thank God for the panty fairy!

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Nicest Drive Thru Guy Ever...And The Worst Cook In The World

Now, I don't think badly of drive thru workers. I mean they're probably paid minimum wage to get people (who are generally pretty ungrateful) their food as quickly as possible. So at fast food restaurants I don't expect to be served like I'm at a nice restraunt.
But yesterday I was very pleasantly surprised. I got to the place where they take your order and instead of hearing the ususally half-mumbled, "Can I take your order?" I heard a very chipper voice that said, "How can I help you?"
I gave my order and drove up to the money window where I was greeted by ANOTHER very chipper person. This Burger King must have been paying their employees right because they were all so nice, but to top it all off I got to the window to get my food, and I met the man behind the voice on the intercom. He asked me how my day was then he asked me if I was wearing contacts, and I said no (because I'd forgotten to put them in yesterday morning, don't worry my eyes are only like 20/30, so I'm not blind without them or anything.) Anyway, he said you just have beeee-autiful eyes. That was all I needed. I mean I almost tipped the guy. I have a new favorite fast food joint. And guess what, I didn't even have on mascara or eye shadow! How awesome is that?
Now to go from the best to the worst, I'm gonna tell you a little story about my brother and his meager cooking abilities. Last night I called him and asked him to put two pieces of chicken on to boil because I was running a little behind, and I wanted the chicken ready to throw into the pan with enchilada sauce when I got home.
So he says, "So I put the chicken and water in a pot and put the pot in the oven right?" He swears he meant to say stove rather than oven, but seriously, I'm glad that I'm the one cooking for him and not the other way around!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen Header Courtesy of Goofy Girl
Thirteen Movie or TV Phrases That My Friends And I Use A Lot
1. "Oh my lucky stars" (from the movie Blast from the Past)
2. "Dear tiny baby Jesus..." (from Talladega Nights, the Ballad of Ricky Bobby)
3. "Well that's good." (from Lord of the Rings - what Pippin says when Treebeard says that the Ents have decided that Merry and Pippin aren't Orcs)
4. "Business, you will love business" (from The Muppets Christmas Carol, my brother can say this just like the guy in the movie)
5. "Could we BE more white trash?" (This is what Chandler says when he comes into his apartment to see that Joey has replaced their stolen furniture with lawn chairs)
6. "My mop!!" (from UHF)
7. "They don't KNOW that we KNOW that they know we know!" (From Friends. What Phoebe says when Chandler and Monica's relationship is found out.)
8. "I don't know!" (From the Chronicles of Narnia. What Lucy Pevensie says when Mr. Tumnus asks her why people shake hands)
9. "Inkin, blinkin, nodimus, nex, save us from the man with the hex" (from the Andy Griffith Show)
10. "Could you bring me some chapstick? My lips really hurt!) (Napoleon Dynamite)
11. "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a dodgeball!" (Dodgeball)
12. "I'm a tornado of anger, swirling about!" (Kicking and Screaming)
13. "Santa's coming?? I KNOW him!" (Elf)
What are some funny phrases you've picked up from movies?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tagged Again

I've been tagged by Stacey at Broken Spirit for a meme. I must list 5 weird things about myself or my pet and then I must tag 5 people to do the same. I am going to list five weird things about the new little kitten my brother brought home last week!

1. The poor kitten still doesn't really have a name. I've been calling her Kit Kat or KK for short. That'll probably stick.
2. The cat has an obsession with the refrigerator, seriously I'm gonna end up closing her up in there by mistake one of these days.
3. She is strangely attracted to me, though my brother was the one who rescued her. I'm allergic to cats, so I tried at first to stay my distance, but when I get home, she comes straight to me and hops up into my lap. So I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm just gonna have to take allergy medicine!
4. She also loves my closet. I don't really know why, there is NOTHING on the floor of my closet, it's just a floor with carpet.
5. Lastly she loves cell phones. I learned this last night while I was trying to catch up on reading blogs (I don't have a computer at my brother's house yet.) She kept trying to get my cell phone out of my hands. I hate to tell her this, but if she thinks I'm giving her my pink razr phone she is badly mistaken!

So there's 5 weird things about the pet that I really had no intention of having but have become friends with none-the-less! I'm gonna tag Susan (since she's finally back to blogging!), Dawn, Shalee, Aggiejenn, and Susanne.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Weekend at Hotel GiBee

Okay, I have to say that I give Hotel GiBee a 5 Star rating. My stay there was absolutely excellent. Not just because she is one of THE SWEETEST PEOPLE you will ever meet. No, if it had been based on service alone my stay would have been great. My room, the yellow room, was gorgeous. And she even had towels on my dresser that MATCHED my room, and of course they were folded in a fancy little way that just screamed GiBee. And she says she doesn't have it all together. Let me just tell you, I would have never known.
As soon as we entered the house we were offered SWEET TEA. And we could smell the lasagna and garlic bread that she had prepared for us to eat at her church before we setup our sound equipment. Seriously she treated us like royalty.
And her hubby was just as nice as he could be too. Watching the two together, I could tell that they have an excellent relationship with Christ in the center.
And little Hunter, well let me just say that he is one of the cutest little guys ever. I couldn't resist taking several pictures of him with my nephew Trace
The people at GiBee's church were just as nice as GiBee. I was hugged so much I could have sworn I was at my own church. Seriously, if you are ever in GiBee's area and you need a church to visit, I would highly recommend hers, but of course she'll have to tell you the details about it. Those are her details to share!!
Anyway, let me just say that getting to meet GiBee and her family and her church family makes me very glad that I started blogging. Meeting her in real life just solidified my thoughts that she was one of the sweetest people on the face of the earth!
And Hunter takes after her too, considering he didn't have one problem sharing his pacifier with my nephew Trace!

A MeMe to Start the Week

Susanne tagged me for a fun little meme, so before I tell you about my weekend at GiBee's I figured I'd do this!
1. One book that changed your life: The Bible of course, but other than that I would have to say the book Prayer the Great Adventure by David Jeremiah
2. One book that you've read more than once: The Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn, The Love Comes Softly Series by Janette Oke, actually I've read lots more than once
3. One book I'd want on a dessert island: Hmm, the Bible because I'd need it to keep from going crazy! After that I'd have to say a boy scouts or girl scouts guidebook, so that I could know how to build a fire and what berries I could and couldn't eat, that kind of thing!
4. One book that made you laugh: Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke, the scene where Marty makes biscuits for the first time is particularly hilarious!
5. One book that made you cry: ANYTHING by Karen Kingsbury, seriously, I haven't read one of her books yet that didn't make me bawl like a baby
6. One book you wish you had written: The Redemption Series by Karen Kingsbury
7. One book you wish had never been written: The Satanic Bible
8. One book you are currently reading: When Heaven Weeps by Ted Dekker
Now to tag someone: I tag Christy and GiBee for this one!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Would You Eat It?

I was reading this post on Holymama's blog, and it totally made me think of something hilarious that I haven't shared with you guys!
It's not about something being dropped, but about something questionable being eaten. So here's the deal, my cousins Christy and Tracy and myself were at an outdoor concert. (I want say where to protect the innocent bad-toothed emcee!)
Anyway, the emcee for the event was walking by and he was eating one of those yummy, strawberry shortcake bars from Good Humor. Everybody was like, "Hey, where'd you get those. The emcee guy pulls two out of his pocket and threw them to random people in the audience."
Those I would have eaten. Those were in the packaging, but what came next blew my mind. Some guy, maybe 17 or 18 years old yells out, "Hey can I eat the rest of yours?" And the emcee guy GAVE it to him, and the kid ATE it!
Now Christy and I were grossed out, for multiple reasons. First off, the kid didn't know ANYTHING about Mr. Emcee guy. He could've had some contagious disease or something. Secondly Mr. Emcee guy had bad teeth. I mean seriously, I wouldn't have eaten anything after him. After all, I've told you how I feel about bad teeth. So anyway, Christy and I were sitting there thoroughly grossed out, and Tracy says, "Man, I wish I had spoken up before that kid. I really wanted one of those."
Christy and I were like, "Are you crazy?" I mean it was really hot out there but still!
Of course, we shouldn't really have been shocked, I mean she talked here about how she was tempted to pick up a gatorade bottle from the side of the road because she's so addicted to Gatorade.
Seriously though, my question to you fellow bloggers out there is this, Would you have eaten the strawberry shortcake ice cream bar that had been half-eaten by a bad-toothed stranger?

Monday, August 14, 2006

A Phone Call

I had an exciting thing happen Friday night. I got to talk to GiBee on the phone. I actually talked to both she and her husband while they were trying to give me directions to her church.
This is my first "real contact" with a fellow blogger besides those in my family that blog. I can't wait until Saturday when we actually get to meet in person!
But the phone call itself is not what I really wanted to post about. I want to post about the fact that my cell service (though usually excellent) doesn't seem to want to work at my house. Now this wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that my brother and I decided that we wouldn't get a phone hooked up. We decided to just use our cell phones.
Well, I can hear people just fine so long as I don't move a muscle and keep one foot in the air and my tongue stuck out just so. Okay, so I don't have to do all that, but I'm wondering why I can't get good service where we live. I mean it isn't in the middle of nowhere. There are like a million housing developments near me, and there is a definite need for good cell service.
Do you guys have one place where your cell phone just wants to be ornery, or is it just me?

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

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Thirteen Jobs I Wouldn't Want to Have (If you hold any of the below jobs, I don't mean this offensively to you, they're just jobs that don't really fit me!)

1. The person who rolls up and tapes a pair of underwear to fit nicely in the package (I think this job would be really dull)
2. The person who walks behind horses and other animals in a parade (This job would be gross to me)
3. The person who harvests this coffee (I wouldn't want to be the person drinking it either)
4. The person who has to take out the trash at McDonalds (or any place for that matter)
5. The person who cleans the restrooms at a convenient store - if there is such a person, which is kind of doubtful. (those are by FAR some of the nastiest bathrooms I've seen. I don't like to use them. I definitely wouldn't want to clean them.)
6. The person that lay asphalt on the roads. (This has to be a very hot job. Especially with the kind of heat we've been having this summer.)
7. The person who is the automated voice for major companies. (I hate talking to a machine when I have a problem with something. I'd totally hate to be the voice that everyone hated to hear!)
8. The person that had to refold all the t-shirts at Old Navy (People tear through those things constantly. If folding the shirts was my job, I'd stand by the shirt rack with a fly-swatter to slap hands away!)
9. The person who has to sit at the top of the big hill on the roller coaster to make sure that no one stands up. (Talk about a hot boring job. I mean, I love to ride roller coasters. It'd be torture to sit there all day not riding!)
10. The person that had to proof read text books for college level math (I'm pretty good at math, but talk about a boring job.)
11. The person behind the counter at the gas station (I've heard quite a few people cuss the gas station workers for the prices of gas. Yeah, like they make oil prices so high.)
12. The person who has to pick up the trash after a concert or sporting event. Americans really are littering folk. It's just common courtesy to throw your trash away people!
13. The person who makes those tickets that are on jeans (Oh, wait a minute that IS my job!
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wednesday's What Am I?

First off today I'd like to congratulate my mom who got yesterday's trivia answer correct. The answer was armadillo, and she got the brownie question right too. Steel Magnolias was the movie with a groom's cake in the shape of an armadillo!

Have you ever played "What Am I?" You describe yourself as an object, and people try to guess what you are.

For example:

I am round
I am used to write
I require ink

What Am I?
An Ink Pen

I thought it would be fun to play this with you guys today. I'm gonna give you a list of clues, and you can e-mail me at if you think you know what I am. Please make your blogger name the subject of your e-mail. Here we go.

I usually need a flash to turn out good
I look best on special paper
I keep your memories alive

What Am I?

E-mail me that answer people!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tuesday Trivia

Hey everybody! I've got an animal question for you today. You can e-mail me the answer to, and leave me a comment here letting me know that you sent an e-mail (please make your subject line on the e-mail your blogger name.) Enjoy!

What animal can walk underwater, has no enamel on it's teeth and is the official state mammal of Texas?

Oh, and brownie points if you can name the movie that had a groom's cake in the shape of this animal!!

Okay people, get that answer!!

Friday, August 04, 2006

About the Teeth, and Some Other Exciting Stuff

Okay, yesterday somebody asked me why I was so concerned about the teeth. The truth is that YES I have run across some fellas with REALLY BAD TEETH!
I'm not a completely insane person about teeth. I don't carry a toothbrush 24/7, and I don't have floss everywhere I turn. I don't picket on the streets reminding people of the importance of flossing.
But I do believe in CLEAN teeth. I'm not saying that teeth have to be the straightest movie star teeth that are glow in the dark white, but if a guys teeth are brown or black or not there at all, I can't get past it! So that's my thing about a guy having good teeth! They must be clean!
Okay, onto other exciting stuff. I made the decision this week to move out of my parents house and share a house with my baby brother. I think it'll be great, but I'm stepping out with a bit of trepidation. Currently there is only one TV in our house, and it belongs to my brother, and it is in his bedroom because he's been living there alone for a few weeks, and he didn't like hanging out in the living room alone.
So today I'm gonna go buy one of these:

Plus I might spring for a DVD Recorder (I'd put a picture of that, but DVD Recorders aren't really that pretty, so it wasn't really worth the trouble!). Right now we have no cable or satellite, but I'm thinking of doing local cable just so I can watch the news and the weather and all!
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen Header Courtesy of Goofy Girl
Thirteen Reasons Why My Dating Chances May Be D00med
This is honestly all in fun! I know God will send a man for me when He is ready to send him, but for a girl now-a-days, it can get pretty discouraging at times! These are just some random thoughts that have crossed my mind when I wonder why I'm still single!

1. Well, I've been a bridesmaid for 4 weddings, and I was a junior bridesmaid for 1 when I was younger. Isn't there a saying about, "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride"?
2. It is becoming more and more of a trend for single guys to come out of the closet and say they are gay. (I don't like this trend at all, for more than one reason!)
3. According to this article I apparently live in THE WORST place for dating. (Thanks so much to Carmen for enlightening me about this joyful news!!)
4. I'm kinda leery of the whole online dating thing. I mean just because some guy says he's a perfect Christian gentleman with normal teeth doesn't necessarily mean he is!
5. All the guys I am somewhat interested in are usually VERY shy. I'm not the type to make the first move, so I'm left in a quandary.
6. I REFUSE to lower my standards. I would rather be alone then settle for someone I know I wouldn't be completely happy with. (My standards aren't insane or anything. Strong Christian, gentleman, good teeth, a job, that's all I ask!)
7. I don't drink or smoke or do drugs. I'm totally not into the party/bar scene. And I don't want to date a guy who does these things.
8. I have pretty feminine hobbies
9. I don't do very well with flirting. So I'm pretty limited in showing a guy I'm interested.
10. I'm not a size 2! I really don't want a superficial kind of guy who would only look at me because of my looks anyway, but there don't seem to be many guys out there looking for a "good personality!"
11. I'm not really the "outdoorsy" type.
12. All of the young guys at my church are related to me. So no options there!
13. All the good guys seem to be taken!

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Wednesday's Word Association

Well, no one took a shot at yesterday's trivia question! The name of the toddler proclaimed to be "The Next Tiger Woods" is Brayden Bozak. This two year old can hit a golf ball 60 yards as straight as an arrow. Me...I can't even make contact with the ball. Golf is definitely not my game!
Okay, now onto the word association! You guys know the drill, list what first comes to mind when you see the word!

1. Asia
2. Beach
3. Mountains
4. Tropical
5. Australia
6. North Carolina
7. Field
8. City
9. Country
10. Vacation

Have fun!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tuesday Trivia

Hey everybody! I've got a sports trivia question for you today. You can e-mail me the answer to, and leave me a comment here letting me know that you sent an e-mail (please make your subject line on the e-mail your blogger name.) Enjoy!

What is the name of the two year old golf prodigy that is predicted to be the "next Tiger Woods"?

Dig up that answer people, and don't forget to leave a comment here to let me know that you're e-mailing me the answer so I'll look for it!