Monday, July 28, 2008

Not a good look....

Despite my best efforts to prevent it from happening, it is official........ I have a farmer's tan! I know...I could this be? I never go outside without at least a gallon of SPF 1000 on my arms, neck, and face. Apparently even this is not enough. I am usually the person wearing long sleeves in the heat of the summer to prevent tanning because my arms are getting really freckley (is this even a word?) and it is beginning to concern me a little. This year however I just could not stand the heat and I have been wearing short sleeves. Yesterday...just floating around in the pool.... I look down at my arms and OMG.... a distinct difference of colors was going on about 2 inches above my elbow. How could this be??? Thank God it is only my arms and not my neck. (Insert redneck jokes here folks!) You know how stupid that would look? I am hoping that a good dose of self tanner can remedy the solution.

Friday, July 11, 2008

All I want...

is a roll of lifesavers Butter Rum candy. Why is this so much to ask for???? Apparently you can't just buy a roll of lifesavers on the West side of Houston anymore. I have looked in at least 6 grocery stores, super centers, convenience stores and...Nada! WTH??? All I can find is sugar free gum!!!! The world is going to Hell I tell you!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Note to self.....

I think it would be a good idea to quit drinking a big bottle of water before going to bed. Also, watching episodes of Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and Psychic Kids: Children of The Paranormal before trying to sleep is probably not such a wise idea either.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Snake Farm!!!!

No, not the one on I-35 that I can't seem to get ANYONE to go with me to visit. Yes, I will admit to really wanting to go there. I am not embarrassed by this fact either. I love big cheesy roadside attractions! They have big snakes there people! Big snakes! The snake farm that I am talking about is the one that I have apparently started in the backyard.

About two months ago, I saw this little guy in the photo slithering across the yard while I was on the riding lawn mower. He was going one way...I was going another... so I really did not think much more about it until a couple of days later when I saw that he had taken up residence in a little pond that I had set up beside the green house. I had planned on getting rid of the little pond and replacing it with something else. Now I am screwed because although I think snakes are interesting and cool (in a kinda creepy and scary way).... I am not about to attempt to relocate the snake...where would I put it anyway?
So the snake has just been living a peaceful and happy life in the little pond. I stare at it when I am walking by...and it stares back. It has gotten bigger and fatter (living on tadpoles) and seems to like it there. A couple of days ago, I walk by and see the snake swimming around, only there is a problem... this snake has the same markings.. but it is smaller....a lot smaller. Babies! Oh crap!!!! Now I have a colony of junior snakes. I will have to figure this situation out. One was doable... but more than one is just not going to fly with me.

Friday, July 4, 2008


If you are looking for a good chick-lit summer beach read... here is one for you. Lovehampton by Sherri Rifkin. it was a pretty quick read and did not lose my interest at any time. I am not going to bore you with a summary of the book, you can read a review here. The best part of the book to me was the ending... not the actual ending as in "what happens at the end of the story" ending but rather something that the author says. It has to do with relationships and getting to know someone that you think you are in love with.
I have always had the philosophy that before you can say that you are really in love with someone and know that this person is the absolute one for you... you must know them for a full year. I have always called it the "Full Circle" rule.... the author refers to it "the Four Seasons rule" but to me they are the same thing. This means that in order to really know a person, you need to be around that person for an entire year ...Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer, birthdays, holidays... anything that a person goes through on a yearly basis. How many people do you know that have gotten into a relationship and are shocked to find out that "Joe hates Christmas"..."Jen does not believe in Valentine's day"...."Mike does not ever go on vacation in the summer." Trivial stuff I know, but people are strange and are always not what they seem to be.
Anyways, read the book if you are looking for some summer reading material. And keep the full circle rule in mind the next time you meet someone new.