Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"I'd like mornings better if they started later" ---author unknown 7/365

I am just not programmed to be an early riser..... perhaps if I could ever manage to get to bed at a decent hour, I might be a little more receptive to the idea of getting up early. Somehow I don't see that happening anytime soon.

It's not that I don't like early mornings. It is actually my favorite time of the day if I am awake to enjoy it. I love fixing a nice breakfast....sitting on the patio enjoying the sunrise....dew on the ground....peace ...quiet....the sound of birds chirping in the trees... Love it!! Not to mention how much more productive you seem to be when you get an early start. Maybe I should start making an effort.....

A weird thing happened on the way to work this morning. I am sitting first in line at the light, waiting to get onto I-10. This big semi/dump truck/ very "long" thing with lots o'wheels has just come off the off ramp and is turning to the right. He makes the turn but his back two wheels (connected together by an axle) keep going straight without him and pass just inches from the front of my truck. These were some big wheels! To top it off, this guy had just started crossing the intersection and thank goodness he looked up because the wheels were coming right at him. He hauls ass across the street and we all look in in horror and amazement as the wheels keep moving on and come to a stop just a few feet away from the Flying J truck stop propane tank. Weird!!!!!! It was like it happened in slow motion or something. After my light turned green, I waved at the guy who had been crossing the street and he just smiled and shook his head. I guess we were all lucky on that one, except for the guy who lost his wheels.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I get my hair cut at a salon 2-3 times a year. Luckily, the hair style that I have does not need to be trimmed every 4-6 weeks to keep it looking good. I use the "professional" cut as a guide for in between trims that I do myself which works out pretty well because 1. I never seem to have time to get to the hair salon and my stylist requires what seems like a 3 week in advance appointment and 2. No way am I going to pay $75 for a haircut every month. You men don't know how lucky you have it. You can get away with a $15 cut.....women can't.
So, yesterday after I finished my trim, I looked down and saw this "face" in the trash where I had dropped the hair. This is exactly how the hair landed. For a moment, I was afraid that it was some kind of sign that I had really screwed up my hair and that this was going to be the look on my face when I saw how the trim had turned out. The cut actually turned out pretty good although I am a little concerned at how long that piece of hair that forms the nose is. Crap! I did not think I had cut off that much!!!

I saw this the other day and I got a good laugh. The sad part is that I know people who would do this kind of stuff. Hah! Hah!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

All he needed was some Slim Jims and some Corn Nuts. 4/365

I have decided to do the daily blog topic suggestion to get going for today's post since I am sleepy and am out of ideas. Today's topic is "What is on your nightstand?"...... here it is folks.... my nightstand..... don't pass out from all the excitement now. :)

I stopped by Target last night to pick up some shampoo since I was running low and as we all know, no trip to Target is ever complete without some strange incident. This particular Target has about 30 registers and there are never more than 3 open at a time. So here I am standing there with my hands full of shampoo, conditioner, gum, some scotch tape, and a birthday card that I have got to remember to mail on Monday, waiting in the line from hell. The guy standing behind me kept getting closer and closer until I could actually feel him breathing on me. I kind of half turned around to give a "back off buddy" look and I realized quickly that this was a huge mistake because he took it as a sign that I wanted to start up some kind of conversation with him. He was probably in his 30's or early 40's and he looked and smelled (beer & sweat) like he had just crawled in off the back 40. He had the entire look going for him....stained wifebeater that may have been white at one point, tight wranglers with the dip can outline on the pocket, multiple tattoos, sweat stained baseball cap, and you know what is coming up next...... a 94 pack of beer...the cheap stuff.
Actual conversation: Him- "Looks like you got you some fancy shampoo there."
Him-"You have a lot of hair. Is that why ya got two bottles?"
Me- "Um no, this is conditioner."
Him-"I would never let my wife buy fancy stuff fer her hair. I jist buy the cheap stuff for the wife and kids. Never spend more than 99 cents a bottle. That's all she is gonna git."
Me- "Must suck to be your wife then." Ok, so I really did not say that. I did mention something about forgetting an item on my list and then trying to get around him.
Him- "You want me to hold your stuff while you go get it?"
Me-"Um.. (hell!) No!!! But thanks for offering! (scurries away quickly.....)

Friday, April 25, 2008

It's Not Easy Being Green 2/365

So, Earth week is over.... Has the general public really learned anything? Probably not....... I try to do my part and there is definitely tons more that I could do but sometimes... I am just lazy and in a hurry....period. Hey! I am just being honest. I do feel badly about it and I am trying to make changes. I was raised in a generation of wasters. What else do you expect from the "juice box" generation? Everything is marketed towards convenience....individual serving sizes (Imagine just how much trash those 100 calorie packs are contributing to. Buy in bulk people!), water bottles, baggies, excessive paper towel use (oh wait, this is all stuff that I am guilty of), the list goes on and on....... Anyway, I have been trying to make some little changes that will hopefully make a difference..... So, at work this week, a certain head honcho who will remain nameless decided to celebrate Earth Day in a special turning out the lights for two hours and making us work in the dark! WTH? At 3 o'clock, all the lights went out on the first floor, just the first floor...... apparently it was just too much to ask the students in the classrooms on the second and third floors to participate. This little celebratory observance lasted for two hours. Hoo-Rah!!! Why not start a recycling program for all the paper people waste here....or perhaps a place for students to put their soda cans and bottles. I am at a loss of words to describe this little incident. What else do you expect from the land of education?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Buh-bye! 1/365

Ah, America's Next Top Model. Still love that show after all these years. "Spokesmodels don't say Fuck." Good one Mr. J.---- Best line yet. Just might have to use that one myself sometime. So, my girl Lauren is gone. She was kinda getting on my nerves though.... nobody can be that awkward... can they? Oh well....

Notice in the video how they don't show more than a few seconds of her walk...that is because is always on the verge of falling down. Most men can do a better walk in high heels than she could. Poor girl! She did take good photos though.